ContentPresenter.ContentSource Property


Gets or sets the base name to use during automatic aliasing.

 property System::String ^ ContentSource { System::String ^ get(); void set(System::String ^ value); };
public string ContentSource { get; set; }
member this.ContentSource : string with get, set
Public Property ContentSource As String

Property Value

The base name to use during automatic aliasing. The default is "Content".


The following example shows a style for a HeaderedContentControl that demonstrates the usage of the ContentSource property:

<Style TargetType="HeaderedContentControl">
  <Setter Property="Template">
      <ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type HeaderedContentControl}">
            <Rectangle Stroke="{TemplateBinding Background}"/>
            <ContentPresenter ContentSource="Header"/>
            <Rectangle Fill="{TemplateBinding Background}"/>
            <ContentPresenter ContentSource="Content"/>


This property should only be used when the ContentPresenter is in a template. When a template contains a ContentPresenter with ContentSource set to "Abc", the Content, ContentTemplate, and ContentTemplateSelector properties of the ContentPresenter are automatically aliased to Abc, AbcTemplate, and AbcTemplateSelector, respectively. Beginning with the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1, setting ContentSource to "Abc" also causes the ContentStringFormat property to be aliased to AbcStringFormat.

The two most useful values for this property are "Content" and "Header".

Dependency Property Information

Identifier field ContentSourceProperty
Metadata properties set to true None

Applies to