ItemsControl Class

Represents a control that can be used to present a collection of items.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Windows.DependencyObject
    System.Windows.UIElement
      System.Windows.FrameworkElement
        System.Windows.Controls.Control
          System.Windows.Controls.ItemsControl
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Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)

Syntax

'Declaration
<ContentPropertyAttribute("Items", True)> _
Public Class ItemsControl _
    Inherits Control
[ContentPropertyAttribute("Items", true)]
public class ItemsControl : Control
<ItemsControl ...>
  oneOrMoreItems
</ItemsControl>

XAML Values

  • oneOrMoreItems
    One or more object elements. These elements become items in the Items collection.

The ItemsControl type exposes the following members.

Constructors

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemsControl Initializes a new instance of the ItemsControl class.

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Properties

  Name Description
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ActualHeight Gets the rendered height of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ActualWidth Gets the rendered width of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone AllowDrop Gets or sets a value that determines whether this UIElement can be a drop target for purposes of Silverlight drag-and-drop operations. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Background Gets or sets a brush that provides the background of the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone BorderBrush Gets or sets a brush that describes the border background of a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone BorderThickness Gets or sets the border thickness of a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CacheMode Gets or sets a value that indicates that rendered content should be cached when possible. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public property CharacterSpacing Gets or sets the distance between characters of text in the control measured in 1000ths of the font size. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Clip Gets or sets the Geometry used to define the outline of the contents of a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Cursor Gets or sets the cursor image that displays while the mouse pointer is over a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone DataContext Gets or sets the data context for a FrameworkElement when it participates in data binding. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Protected propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone DefaultStyleKey Gets or sets the key that references the default style for the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone DesiredSize Gets the size that this UIElement computed during the measure pass of the layout process. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Dispatcher Gets the Dispatcher this object is associated with. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone DisplayMemberPath Gets or sets the name or path of the property that is displayed for each data item.
Public property Effect Gets or sets the pixel shader effect to use for rendering this UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FlowDirection Gets or sets the direction that text and other user interface elements flow within any parent element that controls their layout. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontFamily Gets or sets the font used to display text in the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontSize Gets or sets the size of the text in this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontStretch Gets or sets the degree to which a font is condensed or expanded on the screen. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontStyle Gets or sets the style in which the text is rendered. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FontWeight Gets or sets the thickness of the specified font. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Foreground Gets or sets a brush that describes the foreground color. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Height Gets or sets the suggested height of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone HorizontalAlignment Gets or sets the horizontal alignment characteristics that are applied to a FrameworkElement when it is composed in a layout parent, such as a panel or items control. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone HorizontalContentAlignment Gets or sets the horizontal alignment of the control's content. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone IsEnabled Gets or sets a value indicating whether the user can interact with the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone IsHitTestVisible Gets or sets whether the contained area of this UIElement can return true values for hit testing. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone IsTabStop Gets or sets a value that indicates whether a control is included in tab navigation. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemContainerGenerator Gets the ItemContainerGenerator associated with this ItemsControl.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Items Gets the collection used to generate the content of the control.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemsPanel Gets or sets the template that defines the panel that controls the layout of items.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemsSource Gets or sets a collection used to generate the content of the ItemsControl.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemTemplate Gets or sets the DataTemplate used to display each item.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Language Gets or sets localization/globalization language information that applies to a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Margin Gets or sets the outer margin of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MaxHeight Gets or sets the maximum height constraint of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MaxWidth Gets or sets the maximum width constraint of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MinHeight Gets or sets the minimum height constraint of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MinWidth Gets or sets the minimum width constraint of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Name Gets or sets the identifying name of the object. When a XAML processor creates the object tree from XAML markup, run-time code can refer to the XAML-declared object by this name. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Opacity Gets or sets the degree of the object's opacity. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OpacityMask Gets or sets the brush used to alter the opacity of regions of this object. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Padding Gets or sets the padding inside a control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Parent Gets the parent object of this FrameworkElement in the object tree. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Projection Gets or sets the perspective projection (3-D effect) to apply when rendering this UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone RenderSize Gets the final render size of a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone RenderTransform Gets or sets transform information that affects the rendering position of a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone RenderTransformOrigin Gets or sets the origin point of any possible render transform declared by RenderTransform, relative to the bounds of the UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Resources Gets the locally defined resource dictionary. In XAML, you can establish resource items as child object elements of a frameworkElement.Resources property element, through XAML implicit collection syntax. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Style Gets or sets an instance Style that is applied for this object during rendering. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TabIndex Gets or sets a value that determines the order in which elements receive focus when the user navigates through controls by using the TAB key. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TabNavigation Gets or sets a value that modifies how tabbing and TabIndex work for this control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Tag Gets or sets an arbitrary object value that can be used to store custom information about this object. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Template Gets or sets a control template. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Triggers Gets the collection of triggers for animations that are defined for a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone UseLayoutRounding Gets or sets a value that determines whether rendering for the object and its visual subtree should use rounding behavior that aligns rendering to whole pixels. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone VerticalAlignment Gets or sets the vertical alignment characteristics that are applied to a FrameworkElement when it is composed in a parent object such as a panel or items control. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone VerticalContentAlignment Gets or sets the vertical alignment of the control's content. (Inherited from Control.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Visibility Gets or sets the visibility of a UIElement. A UIElement that is not visible does not render and does not communicate its desired size to layout. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Width Gets or sets the width of a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)

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Methods

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone AddHandler Adds a routed event handler for a specified routed event, adding the handler to the handler collection on the current element. Specify handledEventsToo as true to have the provided handler be invoked for routed event that had already been marked as handled by another element along the event route. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ApplyTemplate Loads the relevant control template so that its parts can be referenced. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Arrange Positions child objects and determines a size for a UIElement. Parent objects that implement custom layout for their child elements should call this method from their layout override implementations to form a recursive layout update. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ArrangeOverride Provides the behavior for the Arrange pass of Silverlight layout. Classes can override this method to define their own Arrange pass behavior. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CaptureMouse Sets mouse capture to a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone CheckAccess Determines whether the calling thread has access to this object. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ClearContainerForItemOverride Undoes the effects of the PrepareContainerForItemOverride method.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ClearValue Clears the local value of a dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone FindName Retrieves an object that has the specified identifier name. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Focus Attempts to set the focus on the control. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetAnimationBaseValue Returns any base value established for a Silverlight dependency property, which would apply in cases where an animation is not active. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetBindingExpression Retrieves the BindingExpression for a dependency property where a binding is established. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetContainerForItemOverride Creates or identifies the element that is used to display the given item.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetItemsOwner Returns the ItemsControl that the specified element hosts items for.
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetTemplateChild Retrieves the named element in the instantiated ControlTemplate visual tree. (Inherited from Control.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetValue Returns the current effective value of a dependency property from a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone InvalidateArrange Invalidates the arrange state (layout) for a UIElement. After the invalidation, the UIElement will have its layout updated, which will occur asynchronously. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone InvalidateMeasure Invalidates the measurement state (layout) for a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone IsItemItsOwnContainerOverride Determines if the specified item is (or is eligible to be) its own container.
Public methodStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemsControlFromItemContainer Returns the ItemsControl that owns the specified container element.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Measure Updates the DesiredSize of a UIElement. Typically, objects that implement custom layout for their layout children call this method from their own MeasureOverride implementations to form a recursive layout update. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MeasureOverride Provides the behavior for the Measure pass of Silverlight layout. Classes can override this method to define their own Measure pass behavior. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnApplyTemplate Builds the visual tree for the ItemsControl when a new template is applied. (Overrides FrameworkElement.OnApplyTemplate().)

In Silverlight for Windows Phone Windows Phone OS 7.1, this member is inherited from FrameworkElement.OnApplyTemplate().
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnCreateAutomationPeer When implemented in a derived class, returns class-specific AutomationPeer implementations for the Silverlight automation infrastructure. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnDoubleTap Called before the DoubleTap event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnDragEnter Called before the DragEnter event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnDragLeave Called before the DragLeave event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnDragOver Called before the DragOver event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnDrop Called before the Drop event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnGotFocus Called before the GotFocus event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnHold Called before the Hold event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnItemsChanged Called when the value of the Items property changes.
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnKeyDown Called before the KeyDown event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnKeyUp Called before the KeyUp event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnLostFocus Called before the LostFocus event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnLostMouseCapture Called before the LostMouseCapture event occurs to provide handling for the event in a derived class without attaching a delegate. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnManipulationCompleted Called before the ManipulationCompleted event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnManipulationDelta Called before the ManipulationDelta event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnManipulationStarted Called before the ManipulationStarted event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnMouseEnter Called before the MouseEnter event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnMouseLeave Called before the MouseLeave event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnMouseLeftButtonDown Called before the MouseLeftButtonDown event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnMouseLeftButtonUp Called before the MouseLeftButtonUp event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnMouseMove Called before the MouseMove event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnMouseRightButtonDown Called before the MouseRightButtonDown event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnMouseRightButtonUp Called before the MouseRightButtonUp event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnMouseWheel Called before the MouseWheel event occurs to provide handling for the event in a derived class without attaching a delegate. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnTap Called before the Tap event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnTextInput Called before the TextInput event occurs. (Overrides Control.OnTextInput(TextCompositionEventArgs).)

In Silverlight for Windows Phone Windows Phone OS 7.1, this member is inherited from Control.OnTextInput(TextCompositionEventArgs).
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnTextInputStart Called before the TextInputStart event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone OnTextInputUpdate Called before the TextInputUpdate event occurs. (Inherited from Control.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone PrepareContainerForItemOverride Prepares the specified element to display the specified item.
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ReadLocalValue Returns the local value of a dependency property, if a local value is set. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ReleaseMouseCapture Removes mouse capture from a UIElement. After this call, typically no object holds mouse capture. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone RemoveHandler Removes the specified routed event handler from this UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone SetBinding Attaches a binding to a FrameworkElement, using the provided binding object, and returns a BindingExpressionBase for possible later use. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone SetValue Sets the local value of a dependency property on a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TransformToVisual Returns a transform object that can be used to transform coordinates from the UIElement to the specified object. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone UpdateLayout Ensures that all positions of child objects of a UIElement are properly updated for layout. (Inherited from UIElement.)

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Events

  Name Description
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone BindingValidationError Occurs when a data validation error is reported by a binding source. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public event DataContextChanged Occurs when the data context for this element changes. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone DoubleTap Occurs when a DoubleTap gesture is committed while over this UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public event DragEnter Occurs when the input system reports an underlying drag event with this element as the target. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public event DragLeave Occurs when the input system reports an underlying drag event with this element as the origin. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public event DragOver Occurs when the input system reports an underlying drag event with this element as the potential drop target. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public event Drop Occurs when the input system reports an underlying drop event with this element as the drop target. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GotFocus Occurs when a UIElement receives focus. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Hold Occurs when a Hold gesture is committed while over this UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone IsEnabledChanged Occurs when the IsEnabled property changes. (Inherited from Control.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone KeyDown Occurs when a keyboard key is pressed while the UIElement has focus. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone KeyUp Occurs when a keyboard key is released while the UIElement has focus. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone LayoutUpdated Occurs when the layout of the Silverlight visual tree changes. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Loaded Occurs when a FrameworkElement has been constructed and added to the object tree. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone LostFocus Occurs when a UIElement loses focus. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone LostMouseCapture Occurs when the UIElement loses mouse capture. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ManipulationCompleted Occurs when a manipulation and inertia on the UIElement is complete. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ManipulationDelta Occurs when the input device changes position during a manipulation. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ManipulationStarted Occurs when an input device begins a manipulation on the UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public event MediaCommand Occurs when a button is pressed on a remote control. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseEnter Occurs when the mouse (or a stylus) enters the bounding area of a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseLeave Occurs when the mouse (or the stylus) leaves the bounding area of a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseLeftButtonDown Occurs when the left mouse button is pressed (or when the tip of the stylus touches the tablet) while the mouse pointer is over a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseLeftButtonUp Occurs when the left mouse button is released (or the tip of the stylus is removed from the tablet) while the mouse (or the stylus) is over a UIElement (or while a UIElement holds mouse capture). (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseMove Occurs when the coordinate position of the mouse (or stylus) changes while over a UIElement (or while a UIElement holds mouse capture). (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public event MouseRightButtonDown Occurs when the right mouse button is pressed while the mouse pointer is over a UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public event MouseRightButtonUp Occurs when the right mouse button is released while the mouse pointer is over a UIElement. However, this event will only be raised if a caller marks the preceding MouseRightButtonDown event as handled; see Remarks. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MouseWheel Occurs when the user rotates the mouse wheel while the mouse pointer is over a UIElement, or the UIElement has focus. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone SizeChanged Occurs when either the ActualHeight or the ActualWidth properties change value on a FrameworkElement. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Tap Occurs when a Tap gesture is committed while over this UIElement. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TextInput Occurs when a UI element gets text in a device-independent manner. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TextInputStart Occurs when a UI element initially gets text in a device-independent manner. (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone TextInputUpdate Occurs when text continues to be composed via an input method editor (IME). (Inherited from UIElement.)
Public eventSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Unloaded Occurs when this object is no longer connected to the main object tree. (Inherited from FrameworkElement.)

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Fields

  Name Description
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone DisplayMemberPathProperty Identifies the DisplayMemberPath dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemsPanelProperty Identifies the ItemsPanel dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemsSourceProperty Identifies the ItemsSource dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ItemTemplateProperty Identifies the ItemTemplate dependency property.

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Remarks

In general, an ItemsControl serves two roles. It can be used to present a fixed set of items, or it can be used to display a list obtained from data binding to an object. There are several controls that inherit from ItemsControl that you can use in your application, but you can also use an ItemsControl directly. For example, if you have a collection of data that you want to display as a nonselectable list, you can use an ItemsControl to contain the data. Regardless of whether you use the ItemsControl or a child class, you can use the ItemTemplate to specify the appearance of each item.

If you want to display a fixed list, populate Items with one or more FrameworkElement child objects, and leave DisplayMemberPath as the default empty string. Do not specify ItemsSource.

If you want to display data from an object source, specify ItemsSource to be a reference to an object. Usually you do this through a Binding declaration, and the resolution mechanism for the object being used as the binding source is potentially influenced by the acting DataContext. You can set DisplayMemberPath to be the name or path of the particular property that should be displayed as repeating data by using a default display for the returned object. Or you can leave DisplayMemberPath as the default empty string, and specify a DataTemplate for ItemTemplate. This last approach gives you more control of the visual representation of each item, and it also enables you to display multiple properties of each data-bound object within each item by using a layout that you define in the template.

Examples

The following example creates a page with several ListBox controls, which inherit from ItemsControl, configured in a variety of ways.

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<UserControl x:Class="ListBoxSnippetEx.Page"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" 
    xmlns:src="clr-namespace:ListBoxSnippetEx"
     >

    <StackPanel x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White" Margin="10,10,10,10">
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" >
            <TextBlock Margin="5" Text="ListBox with unbound data:" />
        <ListBox Width="150" Margin="0,5,0,10">
            <TextBlock Text="TextBlock" />
            <TextBox Text="TextBox" />
            <Button Content="Button"  />
            <Rectangle Fill="LightBlue" Height="20" Width="100"  Margin="2,2,2,2"/>
            <Ellipse Fill="Coral" Height="20" Width="150"  Margin="2,2,2,2"/>
        </ListBox>

        <TextBlock Margin="5" Text="ListBox with bound data:" />
        <Grid>
            <Grid.Resources>
                <src:Customers x:Key="customers"/>
            </Grid.Resources>
            <ListBox ItemsSource="{StaticResource customers}" Width="250" Margin="0,5,0,10" 
               DisplayMemberPath="LastName"/>
        </Grid>
</StackPanel>
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" >
            <TextBlock Margin="5" Text="ListBox with ItemTemplate:" Width="160" />
            <Grid>
                <Grid.Resources>
                    <src:Customers x:Key="customers"/>
                </Grid.Resources>

                <ListBox ItemsSource="{StaticResource customers}" Width="350" Margin="0,5,0,10">
                    <ListBox.ItemTemplate>
                        <DataTemplate>
                            <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
                                <TextBlock Padding="5,0,5,0"
                      Text="{Binding FirstName}" />
                                <TextBlock Text="{Binding LastName}" />
                                <TextBlock Text=", " />
                                <TextBlock Text="{Binding Address}" />
                            </StackPanel>
                        </DataTemplate>
                    </ListBox.ItemTemplate>
                </ListBox>
            </Grid>
            <Grid>
                <Grid.Resources>
                    <Style x:Key="horizontalListBoxStyle" TargetType="ListBox">
                        <Setter Property="ItemsPanel">
                            <Setter.Value>
                                <ItemsPanelTemplate>
                                    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"
                            VerticalAlignment="Center"
                            HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
                                </ItemsPanelTemplate>
                            </Setter.Value>
                        </Setter>
                        <Setter Property="ItemTemplate">
                            <Setter.Value>
                                <DataTemplate>
                                    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
                                        <TextBlock Padding="5,0,5,0"
                          Text="{Binding FirstName}" />
                                        <TextBlock Text="{Binding LastName}" />
                                    </StackPanel>
                                </DataTemplate>
                            </Setter.Value>
                        </Setter>
                    </Style>

                    <src:Customers x:Key="items"/>
                </Grid.Resources>
                <ListBox Height="25" Width="420" ItemsSource="{StaticResource items}" Style="{StaticResource horizontalListBoxStyle}"/>
            </Grid>
        </StackPanel>
        <TextBlock Margin="5" Text="ListBox with SelectionChanged event handler:" Width="270" HorizontalAlignment="Left" />
            <ListBox Width="150" Margin="0,5,0,5" SelectionChanged="PrintText" HorizontalAlignment="Left">
                <ListBoxItem Content="Item 1" />
                <ListBoxItem Content="Item 2" />
                <ListBoxItem Content="Item 3" />
                <ListBoxItem Content="Item 4" />
                <ListBoxItem Content="Item 5" />
            </ListBox>
            <TextBlock Name="textBlock1" />
     </StackPanel>
</UserControl>
Imports System
Imports System.Windows
Imports System.Windows.Controls
Imports System.Windows.Documents
Imports System.Windows.Ink
Imports System.Windows.Input
Imports System.Windows.Media
Imports System.Windows.Media.Animation
Imports System.Windows.Shapes
Imports System.Collections.ObjectModel

Partial Public Class Page
    Inherits UserControl
    Public Sub New()
        ' Required to initialize variables 
        InitializeComponent()
    End Sub

    Private Sub PrintText(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal args As SelectionChangedEventArgs)
        Dim lbi As ListBoxItem = TryCast(TryCast(sender, ListBox).SelectedItem, ListBoxItem)
        textBlock1.Text = " You selected " + lbi.Content.ToString() + "."
    End Sub

End Class


Public Class Customer
    Private _firstName As String
    Private _lastName As String
    Private _address As String

    Public Property FirstName() As String
        Get
            Return _firstName
        End Get

        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _firstName = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Public Property LastName() As String
        Get
            Return _lastName
        End Get

        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _lastName = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Public Property Address() As String
        Get
            Return _address
        End Get

        Set(ByVal value As String)
            _address = value
        End Set
    End Property

    Public Sub New(ByVal firstName As String, ByVal lastName As String, ByVal address As String)
        Me.FirstName = firstName
        Me.LastName = lastName
        Me.Address = address
    End Sub

End Class

Public Class Customers
    Inherits ObservableCollection(Of Customer)

    Public Sub New()
        Add(New Customer("Michael", "Anderberg", "12 North Third Street, Apartment 45"))
        Add(New Customer("Chris", "Ashton", "34 West Fifth Street, Apartment 67"))
        Add(New Customer("Cassie", "Hicks", "56 East Seventh Street, Apartment 89"))
        Add(New Customer("Guido", "Pica", "78 South Ninth Street, Apartment 10"))
    End Sub

End Class

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Documents;
using System.Windows.Ink;
using System.Windows.Input;
using System.Windows.Media;
using System.Windows.Media.Animation;
using System.Windows.Shapes;
using System.Collections.ObjectModel;

namespace ListBoxSnippetEx
{
    public partial class Page : UserControl
    {
        public Page()
        {
            // Required to initialize variables
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        void PrintText(object sender, SelectionChangedEventArgs args)
        {
            ListBoxItem lbi = ((sender as ListBox).SelectedItem as ListBoxItem);
            textBlock1.Text = "   You selected " + lbi.Content.ToString() + ".";
        }

    }

    public class Customer
    {
        public String FirstName { get; set; }
        public String LastName { get; set; }
        public String Address { get; set; }

        public Customer(String firstName, String lastName, String address)
        {
            this.FirstName = firstName;
            this.LastName = lastName;
            this.Address = address;
        }

    }

    public class Customers : ObservableCollection<Customer>
    {
        public Customers()
        {
            Add(new Customer("Michael", "Anderberg",
                    "12 North Third Street, Apartment 45"));
            Add(new Customer("Chris", "Ashton",
                    "34 West Fifth Street, Apartment 67"));
            Add(new Customer("Cassie", "Hicks",
                    "56 East Seventh Street, Apartment 89"));
            Add(new Customer("Guido", "Pica",
                    "78 South Ninth Street, Apartment 10"));
        }

    }
}

The following example creates an ItemsControl. By default, an ItemsControl lists items but does not have any other visual characteristics, such as chrome. The example specifies a ControlTemplate to give the ItemsControl a border. It also specifies a DataTemplate to specify the appearance of each item and an ItemsPanelTemplate to lay out the items horizontally.

<Grid>
  <Grid.Resources>
    <src:Tasks x:Key="myTodoList"/>
  </Grid.Resources>  
  <ItemsControl Margin="10" Width="400" 
            ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource myTodoList}}">
    <!--Use the Template property to specify a ControlTemplate to define
    the appearance of an ItemsControl. The ItemsPresenter uses the specified
    ItemsPanelTemplate (defined below) to layout the items. If an
    ItemsPanelTemplate is not specified, the default is used. (For ItemsControl,
    the default is an ItemsPanelTemplate that specifies a StackPanel that
    arranges items vertically.)-->
    <ItemsControl.Template>
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="ItemsControl">
        <Border BorderBrush="Aqua" BorderThickness="1" CornerRadius="15">
          <ItemsPresenter/>
        </Border>
      </ControlTemplate>
    </ItemsControl.Template>
    <!--Use the ItemsPanel property to specify an ItemsPanelTemplate
    that defines the panel that is used to hold the generated items.
    In other words, use this property if you want to affect
    how the items are laid out.-->
    <ItemsControl.ItemsPanel>
      <ItemsPanelTemplate>
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal"/>
      </ItemsPanelTemplate>
    </ItemsControl.ItemsPanel>
    <!--Use the ItemTemplate to set a DataTemplate to define
    the appeatance of the data objects. This DataTemplate
    specifies that each data object appears with the Proriity
    and TaskName on top of a silver ellipse.-->
    <ItemsControl.ItemTemplate>
      <DataTemplate>
        <Grid Width="70" Margin="5">
          <Ellipse Fill="Silver"/>
          <StackPanel>
            <TextBlock Margin="3,3,3,0" FontSize="12" HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                   Text="{Binding Path=Priority}"/>
            <TextBlock Margin="3,0,3,7" FontSize="12" HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                   Text="{Binding Path=TaskName}"/>
          </StackPanel>
        </Grid>
      </DataTemplate>
    </ItemsControl.ItemTemplate>
  </ItemsControl>
</Grid>
public class Task : INotifyPropertyChanged
{
    private string name;
    private int priority;


    public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;

    public Task()
    {
    }

    public Task(string name, int priority)
    {
        this.name = name;
        this.priority = priority;
    }

    public override string ToString()
    {
        return name.ToString();
    }

    public string TaskName
    {
        get { return name; }
        set
        {
            name = value;
            OnPropertyChanged("TaskName");
        }
    }

    public int Priority
    {
        get { return priority; }
        set
        {
            priority = value;
            OnPropertyChanged("Priority");
        }
    }

    protected void OnPropertyChanged(string info)
    {
        PropertyChangedEventHandler handler = PropertyChanged;
        if (handler != null)
        {
            handler(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs(info));
        }
    }
}

public class Tasks : ObservableCollection<Task>
{
    public Tasks()
        : base()
    {
        Add(new Task("Shopping", 2));
        Add(new Task("Laundry", 2));
        Add(new Task("Email", 1));
        Add(new Task("Clean", 3));
        Add(new Task("Dinner", 1));
    }
}

The previous example produces output that resembles the following illustration.

Customized ItemsControl

Customized ItemsControl

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

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

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Windows.DependencyObject
    System.Windows.UIElement
      System.Windows.FrameworkElement
        System.Windows.Controls.Control
          System.Windows.Controls.ItemsControl
            Microsoft.Internal.Pivot.Controls.Accordion
            Microsoft.Internal.Pivot.Controls.HistogramItemsControl
            System.Windows.Controls.HeaderedItemsControl
            System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.Selector
            System.Windows.Controls.TabControl
            System.Windows.Controls.TreeView