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Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook by Pavel Yosifovich

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Chapter 10. Custom Elements

In this chapter we will cover the following:

  • Creating a user control
  • Handling standard commands in a user control
  • Creating a custom (templated) control
  • Customizing a custom control's default template
  • Creating a custom panel
  • Creating a lightweight custom element

Introduction

WPF provides several ways to customize elements, from simple property changes, through content changes of content controls with data templates, up to using an entirely new control template.

All these options change the way an element appears, but its functionality is unchanged. If a new functionality is desired, a custom element is needed.

In this chapter, we'll take a look at a number of ways of creating custom elements and controls. Some are simple, but ...

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