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Control.Padding Property


Gets or sets the padding inside a control.

 property Thickness Padding { Thickness get(); void set(Thickness value); };
Thickness Padding();

void Padding(Thickness value);
public Thickness Padding { get; set; }
var thickness = control.padding;
control.padding = thickness;
Public Property Padding As Thickness
<control Padding="uniform"/>
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<control Padding="left&right,top&bottom"/>
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<control Padding="left,top,right,bottom"/>

Property Value

The amount of space between the content of a Control and its Margin or Border. The default is a Thickness with values of 0 on all four sides.


Each control might apply this property differently based on its visual template. This property only affects a control whose template uses the Padding property as a parameter. On other controls, this property has no effect. For more info about control templates, see the Template property.

A related property is Margin (a property of FrameworkElement). For many controls, margin and padding would typically blend together with the division between them not being apparent in the rendering. For such controls it's typical to specify a Margin or a Padding, but not both. For more info about the relationship between margin and padding, see Alignment, margin, and padding or Define layouts with XAML.

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