WPF Controls - ListView, GridView, DataGrid, TabControl, Label, MVVM Frameworks - MVVM Light

Quick Tips to use WPF ListView ItemTemplateSelector

WPF ListView ItemTemplateSelector is used for choosing a DataTemplate for each ListViewItem at runtime. You can provide a custom logic to choose which DataTemplate to use in list view item. When to use? You have to show different UIs for each ListViewItem based on some condition. But using the ItemTemplate you can only set only one DataTemplate which is used by every List...

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WPF MVVM Introduction

Today writing large WPF application is very complex task. WPF application composed of many complex UI designs, larget set of business objects, data storage objects and presentation logic which makes the development of WPF application quite cumbersome. Microsoft introduced a new pattern "MVVM" to make the development of WPF application easier. MVVM is an arc...

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WPF Tab Control - Close Button

A very common requirement in TabControl is to show a close button (X) near the end of header of each TabItem. We can use ItemTemplate to customize the header section and show a close button (X) at the end of TabItem header. Close Button Example <Grid> <Grid.Resources> <DataTemplate x:Key="CustomHeaderTemplate"> <DockPanel Last...

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WPF Tab Control - FlowDirection

FlowDirection in WPF TabControl is used for setting the content flow direction of UI elements in header and content area.  FlowDirection is an enum which has only two values: LeftToRight (Default) RightToLeft LeftToRight By default, any TabControl set the FlowDirection property to LeftToRight. In this, all the UI controls in header and cont...

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WPF Tab Control - Selection

TabControl provides two main properties for selection of Items. SelectedItem SelectedIndex TabControl SelectedItem SelectedItem property is used for getting and setting the selected object of WPF TabControl. You bind item list into the ItemsSource property of TabControl and set the SelectedItem property to object which you want to selected first. <Ta...

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WPF Tab Control - TabStripPlacement

TabStripPlacement is an important propety of TabControl. It is used for setting the Header alignment relative to tab content. You can set below four values in TabStripPlacement. Left Top (Default) Right Bottom I have given all four examples of TabStripPlacement. Left Set header to left position like below: <TabControl x:Name="TabC...

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WPF Tab Control - Templates

WPF TabControl provides two templates property for changing the UI for Header and Content area. ItemTemplate - Get/Set DataTemplate for TabItem Header. ContentTemplate - Get/Set DateTemplate for TabItem Content. ItemTemplate ItemTemplate is used for changing the DataTemplate of Header section of TabItem. By default, Header DataTemplate call the ToString meth...

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WPF TabControl - Binding

TabControl provides a ItemsSource property to bind list of items. ItemsSource takes any collection object which implements the IEnumerable interface. We bind TabControl with the List<T> or ObservableCollection<T> list classes. Below is the example TabControl binding with list of MyTabItem class. TabControl Binding Example Create a new MyTab...

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WPF Tab Control - Introduction

WPF TabControl is used for grouping multiple items that share the same space. TabControl consists of multiple TabItem controls. One one TabItem is visible at one time. A TabItem has two areas. Header Content Header is an area for specifying the header of TabItem. All Tab Items headers are always visible. Content is an area for specifying the child...

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