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ContentItem.Content Property

Gets or sets the item's content. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:DevExpress.Xpf.Docking
Assembly:DevExpress.Xpf.Docking.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Object
An object that specifies the item's content.

Expanded Remarks

This property is marked with the System.Windows.Markup.ContentPropertyAttribute attribute. So in XAML, any object defined between the current item's start and end tags is used to initialize the Content property.

For LayoutPanel objects, you can assign a UIElement, LayoutGroup or System.Uri object to the Content property. The LayoutPanel.Control, LayoutPanel.Layout and LayoutPanel.Uri properties are synchronized with the Content property. If you assign a UIElement to the Content, this object is also accessible via the Control property, while the Layout and Uri properties return null. If you assign a LayoutGroup to the Content property, the Layout property will also return this LayoutGroup, while the Control and Uri properties will return null.

You can load content of external Window, Page, User Control into LayoutPanel objects by setting the Content property to a System.Uri object referring to a corresponding XAML file. If a System.Uri object is used to specify the LayoutPanel's content , the LayoutPanel.Uri property returns the assigned System.Uri object. See the LayoutPanel.Uri property, to learn more.

Initializing the Content property with a LayoutGroup object is useful when you want to create a consistent layout of controls within a LayoutPanel. A LayoutGroup is a container that arranges its items either horizontally or vertically. When creating a layout of controls, typical elements of a LayoutGroup are LayoutControlItem objects and other LayoutGroups.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E1848.

This example shows how to arrange controls within LayoutPanels forming a custom layout.

The following image shows the result of the XAML execution:

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