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styling generic WPF controls

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 14, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF

I am looking into creating type-safe generic controls. This is targeting the (reduced) generics support in WPF 4 and future Silverlight, and will include a hierarchy of generic controls. (Since this question has parts for both WPF and Silverlight, I have posted the same question to the Silverlight forums .)

I have two questions:

  1. Can you use style setters and template bindings for non-generic properties defined on a generic control?
  2. In Silverlight, is there a value I can use for the default style key in the base class that will allow using the same style in the (temporary) specific-type derived classes? (ComponentResourceKey does not exist in Silverlight, so the setup described below does not work.)


The test generic control below defines two test properties: a non-generic Description property, and a generic Data property. The control sets DefaultStyleKey to a ComponentResourceKey<

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