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Nesting of Layout in XAML

Posted By: Vivek Patel     Category: WPF     Views: 8548

This article will explain Nesting of Layout in XAML. A very simple tutorial to understand Nesting of Layout in XAML.

Understanding Nesting of Layout

  • Nesting of Layout is widely used to combine advantage of more than one layout.
  • Considering example of real world wherein we used grid layout for outlining and used stackpanel to display controls inside it.

Example of Nesting of Layout

In following example we would be combining Grid Layout + Stack Panel Layout.  This would give us effect of Table control and Span Control of HTML.


        <RowDefinition Height="60"/>
        <RowDefinition Height="40"/>
        <RowDefinition Height="40"/>
        <RowDefinition Height="40"/>
        <RowDefinition Height="40"/>

        <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>

    <Label Content="Nesting Layout Demo" 
                FontSize="15" FontWeight="Bold"
                Grid.Column="0" Grid.Row="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="3"/>

    <StackPanel Grid.Column="0" Grid.Row="1" Orientation="Horizontal">
        <Label Content="Name" FontSize="15" FontWeight="Bold" />
        <TextBox Name="txtName" Text="Barack Obama" VerticalAlignment="Center"></TextBox>

    <StackPanel Grid.Column="0" Grid.Row="2" Orientation="Horizontal">
        <Label Content="City" FontSize="15" FontWeight="Bold"/>
        <TextBox Name="txtCity" Text="New York" VerticalAlignment="Center"></TextBox>

    <StackPanel Grid.Column="0" Grid.Row="3" Orientation="Horizontal">
        <Label Content="State" FontSize="15" FontWeight="Bold"/>
        <TextBox Name="txtState" Text="New York" VerticalAlignment="Center"></TextBox>

    <StackPanel Grid.Column="0" Grid.Row="4" Orientation="Horizontal">
        <Label Content="Country" FontSize="15" FontWeight="Bold"/>
        <TextBox Name="txtCountry" Text="USA" VerticalAlignment="Center"></TextBox>


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