Silverlight ListBox control in VB.NET

In this article we will learn how to use ListBox control in Silverlight 4.
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In this article we will learn how to use ListBox control in Silverlight 4.

ListBox control

The Silverlight ListBox control provides all the functionality of a standard (web) ListBox.

The ListBox tag represents a Silverlight ListBox control in XAML.

 

<ListBox></ListBox>

 

The Width and Height attributes represent the width and the height of a ListBox.  The Control can be uniquely identified by x:Name attribute represents the name of the control.

 

The following XAML code sets the name, height and width  of ListBox control.

 

<ListBox Height="100" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="ListBox1"VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="120" />

Properties - ListBox control has the following properties.

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Figure 1.

Items - Items collection property is used to add the items in the ListBox control.

Foreground - The Foreground attributes of ListBoxItem represents the foreground colors of the item.

Background -  The Background attributes of ListBoxItem represents the background colors of the item.

Adding ListBox Items

To add ListBox items in the ListBox using items property of the ListBox control.

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Figure 2.

XAML code

<ListBox Height="100" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="ListBox1"VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="120">

            <ListBoxItem Content="Cricket" />

            <ListBoxItem Content="Football" />

            <ListBoxItem Content="Hockey" />

            <ListBoxItem Content="Tenis" />

        </ListBox>

 

Formatting ListBox Items

 

Select every items in the ListBox and set the foreground and background property.


 

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Figure 3.

 

XAML code

 

<ListBox Height="100" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="ListBox1"VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="120">

            <ListBoxItem Content="Cricket" Background="SpringGreen" Foreground="Blue" />

            <ListBoxItem Content="Football" Background="LightPink" Foreground="Blue" />

            <ListBoxItem Content="Hockey" Foreground="Green" Background="Yellow" />

            <ListBoxItem Content="Tenis" Background="Red" Foreground="BlueViolet" />

        </ListBox>

 

The form looks like this.


 

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Figure 4.

 

Displaying Images in a ListBox

 

Taking an Image control on the form and apply source property of image control.


 

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Figure 5.

 

The form looks like this.


 

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Figure 6.

 

XAML code

 

<ListBox Height="110" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="ListBox1"VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="255" Background="SpringGreen">

            <ListBoxItem Content="        Cricket" Foreground="Blue">

                <ListBoxItem.Background>

                    <ImageBrush />

                </ListBoxItem.Background>

            </ListBoxItem>

            <ListBoxItem Content="Football" Background="LightPink" Foreground="Blue" />

            <ListBoxItem Content="Hockey" Foreground="Green" Background="Yellow" />

            <ListBoxItem Content="Tenis" Background="Red" Foreground="BlueViolet" />

        </ListBox>

        <Image Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" Name="Image1"Stretch="Fill" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="26"Source="/SilverlightApplication45;component/Images/imagec26.jpg" />

        <Grid.Background>

            <ImageBrush />

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