ContentControl.ContentStringFormat ContentControl.ContentStringFormat ContentControl.ContentStringFormat ContentControl.ContentStringFormat Property

Definition

Gets or sets a composite string that specifies how to format the Content property if it is displayed as a string.

public:
 property System::String ^ ContentStringFormat { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
[System.ComponentModel.Bindable(true)]
public string ContentStringFormat { get; set; }
member this.ContentStringFormat : string with get, set
Public Property ContentStringFormat As String
Property Value

A composite string that specifies how to format the Content property if it is displayed as a string.

Examples

The following example specifies the format of DateTime objects by setting the ContentStringFormat property in a Style and applying the Style to two Label objects, which inherit from ContentControl.

<StackPanel
  xmlns:sys="clr-namespace:System;assembly=mscorlib">

  <StackPanel.Resources>
    <Style x:Key="DateLabel" TargetType="Label">
      <Setter Property="ContentStringFormat" Value="dddd – d - MMMM"/>
    </Style>
  </StackPanel.Resources>

  <!--The results when the default culture is en-US
      is March 4, 2005.-->
  <Label Style="{StaticResource DateLabel}">
    <sys:DateTime>2004/3/4 13:6:55</sys:DateTime>
  </Label>

  <Label Style="{StaticResource DateLabel}">
    <x:Static Member="sys:DateTime.Now"/>
  </Label>

</StackPanel>

Remarks

ContentStringFormat can be a predefined, composite, or custom string format. For more information about string formats, see Formatting Types. If you set the ContentTemplate or ContentTemplateSelector property of a ContentControl, the ContentStringFormat property is ignored.

Applies to