GroupBox control in WPF using VB.NET

WPF controlIn this article we will learn how to use GroupBox control in WPF using VB.NET.
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In this article we will learn how to use GroupBox control in WPF using VB.NET.

GroupBox control

GroupBox control is used to creates a container that has a border and a header for user interface content. GroupBox control display a frame around them and also allows to display captions to them which is not possible with the Panel control.

Properties - This control has the following properties.

You can open Properties window by pressing F4 or right click on a control and select Properties item.

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Figure 1.

Header - Header property is represents the header text of a GroupBox control.

XAML code

<GroupBox Header="GroupBox1" Height="175" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="GroupBox1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="370">

Width and height properties of the GroupBox control are used to set the width and height of the control and Name property is the property which has the unique name of a GroupBox control.

The form looks like this.

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Figure 2.

For example

Drag and Drop a GroupBox control, TabControl on the form.

XAML code

<Window x:Class="MainWindow"

    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"

    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"

    Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525">

    <Grid>

        <GroupBox Header="GroupBox1" Height="175" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="GroupBox1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="370">

            <Grid Background="White">

                <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>

                    <ColumnDefinition Width="86*" />

                    <ColumnDefinition Width="272*" />

                </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>

                <TabControl Grid.ColumnSpan="2" Height="133" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="20,13,0,0" Name="TabControl1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="303">

                    <TabItem Header="Personal Info" Name="TabItem1">

                        <Grid>

                            <TextBlock Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="TextBlock1" Text="Name- Rohatash Kumar" VerticalAlignment="Top" />

                            <TextBlock Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,0,0,35" Name="TextBlock2" Text="Email-rohatash.mca@gmail.com" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" />

                        </Grid>

                    </TabItem>

                    <TabItem Header="Job Info" Name="TabItem2">

                        <Grid>

                            <TextBlock Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="TextBlock3" Text="Developer" VerticalAlignment="Top" />

                        </Grid>

                    </TabItem>

                    <TabItem Header="Skill" Name="TabItem3">

                        <Grid>

                            <TextBlock Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="TextBlock4" Text=".NET(c#, visual Basic, SQL Server)" VerticalAlignment="Top" />

                        </Grid>

                    </TabItem>

                </TabControl>

            </Grid>

        </GroupBox>

    </Grid>

</Window>

 

The form looks like this.


 

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Figure 3.

Foreground and Background property

BackColor and ForeColor properties are used to set background and foreground color of a GroupBox control.

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 Figure 4.

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