Scrollable Disabled ListBox in WPF
Posted Date: September 13, 2010
This is show a custom listbox that can be scrolled even when it is disabled
Many of you developing applications in WPF might have had the need to keep a ListBox disabled yet scroll it so that you can see the items in it. Say, in case you want to show the details to the user who can just view the details presented and not edit it, and some of the details might happen to be in a
As for the code, it is very simple. All I have done is created a custom control derived from ListBox, and added a Dependency Property,
IsEnabledWithScroll. This property is directly bound with the IsEnabled property of the
ItemsPresenter of the
ListBox. By doing this, the scroll viewer is enabled even when the items are disabled.
I have changed the control template to reflect this, as shown below:
You can always go ahead modifying the template, but remember to bind the
ItemsPresenter IsEnabled property to the
With this control in place, you should not be using the
IsEnabled property of the ListBox. Go ahead and use the
IsEnabledWithScroll property to enable/disable your control. Of course, you have the scrollable option enabled.
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