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Thread: Creating Generic Elements

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    Creating Generic Elements

    (First post on these forums!)


    I have a problem which I cannot figure out myself.
    I am trying to create a new FrameworkElement/Control (e.g. Button) and add it to a Grid via code behind. The problem is I need a function that can do this generically with any element.
    For example, if I know that input element is of type Button, I can simply do something like:

    //Create and configure button
    Button myButton = new Button();
    myButton.Margin = new Thickness(xValue, yValue, 0, 0);
    myButton.Height = fe.Height;
    myButton.Width = fe.Width;
    Grid subGrid = new Grid();
    TextBlock myTextBlock = new TextBlock();
    myTextBlock.Text = "My Button";
    myButton.Content = subGrid;
    //Add it to the grid

    My problem is that I need to be able to do this for any element (e.g. Scrool bar, Canvas, Rectangle, Grid etc etc). I could detect which type of element it is and then call the according method (have a different method for each element type), but this would be messy. There must be a better way, right?

    Tl;dr I need to create generic elements of a given type and add them to a grid. Any help appriciated!

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    Re: Creating Generic Elements

    Nevermind, I figured it out

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