ContentControl.ContentTemplate Property


Gets or sets the data template used to display the content of the ContentControl.

 property System::Windows::DataTemplate ^ ContentTemplate { System::Windows::DataTemplate ^ get(); void set(System::Windows::DataTemplate ^ value); };
public System.Windows.DataTemplate ContentTemplate { get; set; }
member this.ContentTemplate : System.Windows.DataTemplate with get, set
Public Property ContentTemplate As DataTemplate

Property Value

A data template. The default value is null.



The following examples show how to create a content template and apply the template to a content control.

<DataTemplate x:Key="template1">
  <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" FontSize="12" FontWeight="Bold" TextWrapping="Wrap"></TextBlock>
<ContentControl Name="contCtrl" ContentTemplate="{StaticResource template1}" 
    Content="This is the content of the content control."/>


Set this property to a DataTemplate to specify the appearance of the ContentControl. For more information on data templates, see Data Templating Overview.

XAML Attribute Usage

<object ContentTemplate="{resourceExtension styleResourceKey}"/>  

XAML Values

A markup extension that identifies how to reference the template resource, either StaticResource or DynamicResource. See XAML Resources.

The key that identifies the requested template selector. The key refers to an existing resource in a ResourceDictionary.


Property element syntax is technically possible, but not recommended. For more information, see Inline Styles and Templates.

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field ContentTemplateProperty
Metadata properties set to true None

Applies to