Category Archives: WPF

How to Retrieve WPF Visual Tree Programmatically ?

By | August 4, 2011

In previous tip, Abhishek discussed about basic of Logical and Visual Tree in WPF.  In this tip I am going to explain how you can retrieve and examine the Visual Tree programmatically in WPF. The VisualTreeHelper provides few API Methods GetChildrenCount(), GetChild() and GetParent() using which you can get details of the Visual Tree structure.

Dealing with HWND in WPF

By | August 2, 2011

If you are trying to run a WPF application, you must remember that WPF content is actually constraint to a single HWND. You could have only a single window handle that represents the entire window, and everything inside it is a bitmap drawn on the WPF canvas. Except Popup (which eventually have its own HWND) no WPF element… Read More »

Using WPF Popup Controls with Hyperlink and TextBlock

By | July 31, 2011

In this post I am going to describe how you can use WPF popup control with Hyperlink. Instead of showing the content with in Popup Control, we can use common Tool Tips as we can easily bind any WPF element within Tool Tips. But there are few advantages of Popup controls over default Tool tips where we can… Read More »

Difference between a UserControl and a CustomControl

By | July 27, 2011

If you are thinking to build a control and apply the same to more than one place, you can take two kinds of approaches. Either you can create an User control inheriting from UserControl and adding a XAML for your control or use CustomControl to write yourself. Either one of them you choose they have their own pros… Read More »