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WPF Custom Control ContentControl for a label with other items

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 15, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF

I apologize if this question seems silly or has already been asked somewhere else, but I cannot seem to find the solution.

I have a custom WPF user control 'DotControl' that consists of a dynamic number of circles (like a multiple choice question), those circles are added programatically when the DotCount property is set.  This is have working wonderfully.

What i cannot seem to do is, i would like to also have a Label (or text block I'm not really sure of the difference) built into this control (so that I do not have to add a label on the main window as well).


MyLabelTextHere  O O O O O

I cannot seem to make BOTH the text and the circles show up, it seems either one or the other works.  Ideally what i would like to be able to do is use the Content property so that I can have my XAML look something like this:

<local:DotControl Name="MyDotControl" DotCount="5" >MyLabelTextHere</local:DotControl>


Does anyone know how to accomplish this?  Any help or push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.



Sample code:

<UserControl x:Class="MyProject.UserControls.DotControl"

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