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Page Class

Updated: December 2009

Encapsulates a page of content that can be navigated to and hosted by Windows Internet Explorer, NavigationWindow, and Frame.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public class Page : FrameworkElement, IAddChild

Page encapsulates a page of content that can be navigated, and has the following key members:

A page can be defined by using markup, markup and code-behind, or code. A page is the preferred way to package content for navigation, for the following reasons:

A page can be hosted from Window, NavigationWindow, or Frame, or from a browser. To be hosted, a page can be:

An application typically has two or more pages, which can be navigated between using the following mechanisms:

For structured navigation using page functions (PageFunction<T>), see Structured Navigation Overview and Navigation Topologies Overview.

Dependency properties for this control might be set by the control’s default style. If a property is set by a default style, the property might change from its default value when the control appears in the application. The default style is determined by which desktop theme is used when the application is running. For more information, see Themes.

The following example shows how a standard page is defined using only markup:

    Title="Markup Page">
  <!-- Page Content Goes Here -->

The following example shows how a standard page is defined using only code:

using System.Windows.Controls;

public class CodePage : Page
    public CodePage() {}

The following example shows how a standard page is defined using a combination of markup and code-behind.

    Title="Markup And Code-Behind Page">
  <!-- Page Content Goes Here -->
using System.Windows.Controls;

public partial class MarkupAndCodeBehindPage : Page
    public MarkupAndCodeBehindPage()

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0




December 2009

Removed incorrect information.

Customer feedback.

February 2009

Described how default styles change dependency properties.

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