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Windows Application Development Cookbook by Marcin Jamro

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Adding a combobox

In many forms, it is necessary to choose a value from a predefined set, for example, in the case of a category of news or a supported language. Such a task can be accomplished using the ComboBox control. It allows you to choose a particular value from a drop-down list. In this recipe, you will learn how to use it and adjust its appearance.

Getting ready

To step through this recipe, you only need the automatically generated project.

How to do it...

To add a combobox and handle the SelectionChanged event, perform the following steps:

  1. Place the ComboBox control with supported languages on the page and adjust its appearance by modifying the content of the MainPage.xaml file as follows:
            <Page (...)> 
                <Grid (...)> 
                    <ComboBox SelectedIndex="1" ...

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