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RichTextBox.Xaml Property


Gets or sets a XAML representation of the content in the RichTextBox.

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

public string Xaml { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
A String object that is a XAML representation of the content in the RichTextBox.

The XAML string returned by the Xaml property will only include the following elements:


Note that The XAML string returned by the Xaml property will not include any UIElement objects that are present in the content. The InlineUIContainer objects will be converted to empty Run objects.

The following table lists various elements and the corresponding properties that are included in the string returned by the Xaml property.

The following code shows how the XAML is displayed by using the Xaml property.

//Set the xamlTb TextBox with the current XAML of the RichTextBox and make it visible. Any changes to the XAML made 
//in xamlTb is also reflected back on the RichTextBox. Note that the Xaml string returned by RichTextBox.Xaml will 
//not include any UIElement contained in the current RichTextBox. Hence the UIElements will be lost when we 
//set the Xaml back again from the xamlTb to the RichTextBox.
public void btnMarkUp_Checked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    if (btnMarkUp.IsChecked.Value)
        xamlTb.Visibility = System.Windows.Visibility.Visible;
        xamlTb.IsTabStop = true;
        xamlTb.Text = rtb.Xaml;
        rtb.Xaml = xamlTb.Text;
        xamlTb.Visibility = System.Windows.Visibility.Collapsed;
        xamlTb.IsTabStop = false;



Supported in: 5, 4

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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