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WPF 4 Unleashed by Adam Nathan

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Chapter 10. Items Controls

IN THIS CHAPTER

Common Functionality

Selectors

Menus

Other Items Controls

Besides content controls, the other major category of WPF controls is items controls, which can contain an unbounded collection of items rather than just a single piece of content. All items controls derive from the abstract ItemsControl class, which, like ContentControl, is a direct subclass of Control.

ItemsControl stores its content in an Items property (of type ItemCollection). Each item can be an arbitrary object that by default gets rendered just as it would inside a content control. In other words, any UIElement is rendered as expected, and (ignoring data templates) any other type is rendered as a TextBlock containing the string ...

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