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Reuse or combine data templates

Posted By:      Posted Date: April 14, 2011    Points: 0   Category :JQuery

In a TabControl it can be helpful to setup a control template. Unfortunately this makes all tabs use this template. It is easy enough to override the template completely on any specific tab BUT one cannot partially reuse the control template tab. Is there anyway to do this?

Basically I have several tabs with very similar layout and controls. I'd like to use this in a template then add the difference in the TabItem. I'd like to use the same controls that are common across all tabs(so any changes on one tab item will effect the other tab items(of course it would be nice to have the option to have them distinct too).


Anyways, I have a feeling that wpf can't do this from what I've read but I don't see any reason why we can't "extent" a data template or even just "overlay" two of them so they look to the user like one. Hopefully I'm wrong?



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