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Listing All Controls in a Windows Store Application

By Ibrahim Ersoy on Nov 17, 2012
If you want to iterate through all the available controls in your application, you should read this article.

Hi,

I was building an application for Wowzapp and encountered a problem that got me thinking about for an hour or two. My idea was to list all the button controls so I could check their values for further development and here is my solution.

If you want to iterate all the controls in a grid-like structure, you should try this code:
 

int count = VisualTreeHelper.GetChildrenCount(grid1);
for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)
{
   	FrameworkElement childVisual = (FrameworkElement)VisualTreeHelper.GetChild(grid1, i);
   	Debug.WriteLine(childVisual.Name);
}

This code lists all the controls with name properties set on.

But if you're looking for listing a specific type of control then use this code:


int count = VisualTreeHelper.GetChildrenCount(grid1);
for (int i = 0; i < count; i++)
{
    FrameworkElement childVisual = (FrameworkElement)VisualTreeHelper.GetChild(grid1, i);
    if(childVisual is Button)
    {
        Debug.WriteLine(childVisual.Name);
    } }

By doing so, now you'll be listing all the Button controls!

Hope this helps!

Ibrahim Ersoy

Ibrahim Ersoy lives in Turkey, Istanbul. He helps running and managing C# Corner. He is a Software Consultant in Sharepoint field,completed over 18 Intranet,Extranet,Internet wide SharePoint portal projects.He is also 2 ... Read more

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