ItemContainerGenerator.ContainerFromIndex Method

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Returns the container for the item at the specified index within the ItemCollection.

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


Public Function ContainerFromIndex ( _
    index As Integer _
) As DependencyObject
public DependencyObject ContainerFromIndex(
    int index


  • index
    Type: System.Int32
    The index of the item to retrieve.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject
The container for the item at the specified index within the item collection, if the item has a container; otherwise, nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


If there is no item at the specified index or the item has no container, the ContainerFromIndex method returns nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The following example shows how to retrieve an ItemContainerGenerator for a TreeView object and use the ContainerFromIndex method.

Run this sample

Public Sub New()
    Dim myItems As String() = New String() {"Item 1", "Item 2", "Item 3", "Item 4", "Item 5"}
    myTreeView.DataContext = myItems
End Sub
Shared count As Integer = 1
Private Sub Button_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)
    Dim item As TreeViewItem = DirectCast(myTreeView.ItemContainerGenerator.ContainerFromIndex(3), TreeViewItem)
    item.IsExpanded = True
    If count < 5 Then
        item.Items.Add("Child " & count.ToString())
        count += 1
    End If
End Sub
public MainPage()
    string[] myItems = new string[]{"Item 1", "Item 2", "Item 3", "Item 4", "Item 5"};
    myTreeView.DataContext = myItems;
static int count = 1;
private void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    TreeViewItem item = (TreeViewItem)myTreeView.ItemContainerGenerator.ContainerFromIndex(3);
    item.IsExpanded = true;
    if (count < 5)
        item.Items.Add("Child " + count.ToString());
<StackPanel x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
    <sdk:TreeView x:Name="myTreeView" Width="200" ItemsSource="{Binding}" Margin="5"/>
    <Button Content="Add Child to Item 4" Width="150" Click="Button_Click"/>

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


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