Walkthrough: Hosting a Windows Forms Control in WPF by Using XAML
WPF provides many controls with a rich feature set. However, you may sometimes want to use Windows Forms controls on your WPF pages. For example, you may have a substantial investment in existing Windows Forms controls, or you may have a Windows Forms control that provides unique functionality.
This walkthrough shows you how to host a Windows Forms System.Windows.Forms.MaskedTextBox control on a WPF page by using XAML.
For a complete code listing of the tasks shown in this walkthrough, see Hosting a Windows Forms Control in WPF by Using XAML Sample.
You need the following components to complete this walkthrough:
- Visual Studio 2010.
Hosting the Windows Forms Control
To host the MaskedTextBox control
Create a WPF Application project named
Add references to the following assemblies.
Open MainWindow.xaml in the WPF Designer.
In the Window element, add the following namespace mapping. The
wfnamespace mapping establishes a reference to the assembly that contains the Windows Forms control.
In the Grid element add the following XAML.
<Grid> <WindowsFormsHost> <wf:MaskedTextBox x:Name="mtbDate" Mask="00/00/0000"/> </WindowsFormsHost> </Grid>
Press F5 to build and run the application.
Design XAML in Visual Studio
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