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Shared Controlz for WPF and...

Made by Twitter Jan Twitter James Twitter Bastian

Quick started for developers

  • Download the .NET Core 3.0.0 Preview 6 SDK and Runtime from here
    • Make sure you only have this dotnet core 3.0 installed!
  • Make sure you have Visual Studio 2019 installed (this could also be the Community Edition)
  • Clone the ControlzEx repository
  • Open the solution from the src folder in Visual Studio 2019
  • Rebuild and you're done... (you might need to rebuild 2x, because we use the very fresh hot dotnet core stuff)

What's in the box

  • .NET Core 3.0.0 Preview 6 support (why, read here )
  • Also still targeting .Net 4.5 and 4.6.2

TextBoxInputMaskBehavior

The TextBoxInputMaskBehavior can be used to show a mask inside a TextBox. Note: It's only a mask and doesn't validates your text!

<TextBlock Grid.Row="0"
           Grid.Column="0"
           Margin="4"
           Text="Datetime" />
<TextBox Grid.Row="0"
         Grid.Column="1"
         Margin="4">
    <behaviors:Interaction.Behaviors>
        <controlzEx:TextBoxInputMaskBehavior InputMask="00/00/0000" />
    </behaviors:Interaction.Behaviors>
</TextBox>

<TextBlock Grid.Row="1"
           Grid.Column="0"
           Margin="4"
           Text="Phone Number" />
<TextBox Grid.Row="1"
         Grid.Column="1"
         Margin="4">
    <behaviors:Interaction.Behaviors>
        <controlzEx:TextBoxInputMaskBehavior InputMask="( 999 ) 000 000 - 00" PromptChar="_" />
    </behaviors:Interaction.Behaviors>
</TextBox>

The original TextBoxInputMaskBehavior was taken from from Blindmeis's Blog.

InputMaskScreenshot

KeyboardNavigationEx

KeyboardNavigationEx is a helper class for a common focusing problem. The focus of an UI element itself isn't the problem. But if we use the common focusing methods, the control get the focus, but it doesn't get the focus visual style.

The KeyboardNavigation class handles the visual style only if the control get the focus from a keyboard device or if the SystemParameters.KeyboardCues is true.

With the KeyboardNavigationEx you can fix this in two simple ways.

First in code behind:

public partial class MainWindow : Window
{
    public MainWindow()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
        this.Loaded += (s, e) => { KeyboardNavigationEx.Focus(this.TheElementWhichShouldGetTheFocus); };
    }
}

Or in XAML code:

<Button controlzex:KeyboardNavigationEx.AlwaysShowFocusVisual="True">Hey, I get the focus visual style on mouse click! />

keyboardfocusex

AutoMove ToolTip

An auto moving ToolTip. More Info.

<Button Margin="5"
        Padding="5"
        Content="Test Button 2"
        ToolTipService.ShowDuration="20000">
    <Button.ToolTip>
        <ToolTip local:ToolTipAssist.AutoMove="True">
            <ToolTip.Template>
                <ControlTemplate>
                    <Grid>
                        <Border Background="Gray"
                                BorderBrush="Black"
                                BorderThickness="1"
                                Opacity="0.9"
                                SnapsToDevicePixels="True" />
                        <TextBlock Margin="5"
                                    Foreground="WhiteSmoke"
                                    FontSize="22"
                                    Text="ToolTipHelper AutoMove sample"
                                    TextOptions.TextFormattingMode="Display"
                                    TextOptions.TextRenderingMode="ClearType" />
                    </Grid>
                </ControlTemplate>
            </ToolTip.Template>
        </ToolTip>
    </Button.ToolTip>
</Button>

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automove_tooltip

WindowChromeBehavior

ControlzEx provides a custom chrome for WPF windows and some other deeper fixes for it.

Most fixes comes from MahApps.Metro and Fluent.Ribbon.

Concrete implementation of techniques described here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wpfsdk/archive/2008/09/08/custom-window-chrome-in-wpf.aspx

It's a fork of the original Microsoft WPF Shell Integration Library. Current Microsofts implementation can be found at:

http://referencesource.microsoft.com/

PopupEx

Custom Popup that can be used in validation error templates or something else like in MaterialDesignInXamlToolkit or MahApps.Metro.

It provides some additional nice features:

  • repositioning if host-window size or location changed
  • repositioning if host-window gets maximized and vice versa
  • it's only topmost if the host-window is activated

2015-10-11_01h03_05

TabControlEx

Custom TabControl that keeps the TabItem content in the VisualTree after unselect them, so no re-create nightmare is done, after select the TabItem again. The visibility behavior can be set by ChildContentVisibility dependency property.

Usage:

<controlz:TabControlEx>
    <TabItem Header="Lorem">
        <TextBlock Text="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing"
                   HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                   FontSize="30" />
    </TabItem>
    <TabItem Header="ipsum">
        <TextBox Text="Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing"
                 HorizontalAlignment="Center"
                 Margin="5" />
    </TabItem>
</controlz:TabControlEx>

PackIconBase

A base class to help drive a common method for creating icon packs in WPF.

To create a new icon pack follow these steps:

Define a key (typically an enum):

public enum PackIconKind
{
    Happy,
    Sad
}

Subclass PackIconBase, adding

  • Default style key
  • A factory providing Path data for each key
public class PackIcon : PackIconBase<PackIconKind>
{        
    static PackIcon()
    {
        DefaultStyleKeyProperty.OverrideMetadata(typeof(PackIcon), new FrameworkPropertyMetadata(typeof(PackIcon)));
    }     

    public PackIcon() : base(CreateIconData)
    { }

    private static IDictionary<PackIconKind, string> CreateIconData()
    {
        return new Dictionary<PackIconKind, string>
        {
            {PackIconKind.Happy, "M20,12A8,8 0 0,0 12,4A8,8 0 0,0 4,12A8,8 0 0,0 12,20A8,8 0 0,0 20,12M22,12A10,10 0 0,1 12,22A10,10 0 0,1 2,12A10,10 0 0,1 12,2A10,10 0 0,1 22,12M10,9.5C10,10.3 9.3,11 8.5,11C7.7,11 7,10.3 7,9.5C7,8.7 7.7,8 8.5,8C9.3,8 10,8.7 10,9.5M17,9.5C17,10.3 16.3,11 15.5,11C14.7,11 14,10.3 14,9.5C14,8.7 14.7,8 15.5,8C16.3,8 17,8.7 17,9.5M12,17.23C10.25,17.23 8.71,16.5 7.81,15.42L9.23,14C9.68,14.72 10.75,15.23 12,15.23C13.25,15.23 14.32,14.72 14.77,14L16.19,15.42C15.29,16.5 13.75,17.23 12,17.23Z"},
            {PackIconKind.Sad, "M20,12A8,8 0 0,0 12,4A8,8 0 0,0 4,12A8,8 0 0,0 12,20A8,8 0 0,0 20,12M22,12A10,10 0 0,1 12,22A10,10 0 0,1 2,12A10,10 0 0,1 12,2A10,10 0 0,1 22,12M15.5,8C16.3,8 17,8.7 17,9.5C17,10.3 16.3,11 15.5,11C14.7,11 14,10.3 14,9.5C14,8.7 14.7,8 15.5,8M10,9.5C10,10.3 9.3,11 8.5,11C7.7,11 7,10.3 7,9.5C7,8.7 7.7,8 8.5,8C9.3,8 10,8.7 10,9.5M12,14C13.75,14 15.29,14.72 16.19,15.81L14.77,17.23C14.32,16.5 13.25,16 12,16C10.75,16 9.68,16.5 9.23,17.23L7.81,15.81C8.71,14.72 10.25,14 12,14Z""}
        };
    }
}

Provide a default style (typically in your Generic.xaml, e.g:

<Style TargetType="{x:Type local:PackIcon}">
    <Setter Property="Height" Value="16" />
    <Setter Property="Width" Value="16" />
    <Setter Property="HorizontalAlignment" Value="Left" />
    <Setter Property="VerticalAlignment" Value="Top" />
    <Setter Property="IsTabStop" Value="False" />
    <Setter Property="Template">
        <Setter.Value>
            <ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type local:PackIcon}">
                <Viewbox>
                    <Canvas Width="24" Height="24">
                        <Path Data="{Binding Data, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"                                  
                              Fill="{TemplateBinding Foreground}" />
                    </Canvas>
                </Viewbox>
            </ControlTemplate>
        </Setter.Value>
    </Setter>
</Style>

and finally...

Your users should now have a simple way to use your icon pack in their applications:

<ns:PackIcon Kind="HappyIcon" />

Licence

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) since 2015 Jan Karger, Bastian Schmidt, James Willock

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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