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How to use Style effectively in WPF application?

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 30, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF
When I first read about WPF styles, I thought it was really neat since we can define styles separately from layout and apply them easily to a group of child controls by specifying the style on the parent control. (I just assumed that Style would be propagated to children via property inheritance) But it turns out, it is not that straightforward to use. Here is the code I"m using: <Window x:Class="WTFStyleTest.Window1" xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" Title="Window1" Height="300" Width="300"> <Window.Resources> <Style x:Key="SampleTest1"> <Setter Property="TextBox.Width" Value="300"/> </Style> </Window.Resources> <Grid Style="{StaticResource ResourceKey=SampleTest1}"> <TextBlock>Hello World! <TextBox Text="Sample Text"></TextBox></TextBlock> </Grid> </Window> In the XAML above, I simply thought that TextBox.Width will be set to all children of Grid element but the result is totally different than what I thought. The Width was actually set to TextBox which Grid element uses internally. And it was never applied to TextBox element shown in the XAML. I didn't really fin

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