Sunday, November 21, 2010

Templated Silverlight ListBox

Whenever you use a Silverlight ListBox element with templated items, it is a good idea to force the item content to stretch horizontally. This way each item’s content will occupy the full width of the ListBox, leaving no “dead” areas. I found this to be particularly useful when handling mouse event on the item container because on shorter items you would get an area to the right that is blind to the mouse events. The solution is quite simple (I found it elsewhere on the net, but post it here because I find it so useful):

    <Style TargetType="ListBoxItem">
        <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch" />

Happy silverlighting!

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