WPF Search Text Box

David's Playground

We’ve seen a lot of good advancement in usability in our operating systems and in our programs. One such advancement is the combining of the text label and the text box that it adorns. Not only does the text box hold the label, it also holds the search and clear button. This frees up a lot of space and allows us to create UI that looks like the following:



Now, I’m not going to argue who started or came up with this design because I frankly don’t care. :p The point is that it is around and it’s very good use of space and functional design. However, there is a problem; there isn’t a standard control to provide users with this functionality.

Today, let’s solve that problem. 🙂

First Look

Before we get started, let’s look at the actual control that we’ll be building.


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