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Panel.Children Property


Gets a UIElementCollection of child elements of this Panel.

 property System::Windows::Controls::UIElementCollection ^ Children { System::Windows::Controls::UIElementCollection ^ get(); };
public System.Windows.Controls.UIElementCollection Children { get; }
member this.Children : System.Windows.Controls.UIElementCollection
Public ReadOnly Property Children As UIElementCollection

Property Value

A UIElementCollection. The default is an empty UIElementCollection.


The following code example demonstrates how to use the Children property to add a UIElement child to a Panel element.

StackPanel myStackPanel = new StackPanel();
Button myButton = new Button();
myButton.Content = "Press me";
Dim myStackPanel As New StackPanel()
Dim myButton As New Button()
myButton.Content = "Press me"


The Children collection of a Panel element can only consist of UIElement objects. Adding a UIElement child to a Panel implicitly adds it to the UIElementCollection for the Panel element.

Do not use this collection with derived Panel classes; use the InternalChildren collection instead.

This property returns null if the Panel is data bound.

Applies to

See also