Slider ExampleUse the WPF Slider control with the ValueChanged, Value and Maximum properties.
This page was last reviewed on Jun 28, 2021.
Slider, WPF. A Slider has a minimum and a maximum. It has a button that a user can drag back and forth. We use the ValueChanged event handler to determine how a slider is being used.
Add Slider. Please begin by creating a WPF project and dragging a Slider to the window. We use the ValueChanged attribute in the XAML.
Event handler info. In the XAML, type "ValueChanged" and press tab—a new event handler in C# code will be created. In the event handler, we can access the Slider object from the sender.
Info An alternative is to use the RoutedPropertyChangedEventArgs (this is not shown). In the code, we access Value to get a double.
Value This returns a double variable. It can be any value between Minimum (default 0) and Maximum (default 10).
Tip Try setting the Minimum and Maximum properties in your XAML code. These properties can also be set in a C# event handler.
Example markup, XAML:
<Window x:Class="WpfApplication13.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> <Slider HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="10,10,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="250" ValueChanged="Slider_ValueChanged"/> </Grid> </Window>
Example code. When we use the Slider in this program, the Window Title is changed to read "Value: 3.9/10" or something similar. It updates instantly as the Slider is used.
Example code, C#:
using System.Windows; using System.Windows.Controls; namespace WpfApplication13 { /// <summary> /// Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml /// </summary> public partial class MainWindow : Window { public MainWindow() { InitializeComponent(); } private void Slider_ValueChanged(object sender, RoutedPropertyChangedEventArgs<double> e) { // ... Get Slider reference. var slider = sender as Slider; // ... Get Value. double value = slider.Value; // ... Set Window Title. this.Title = "Value: " + value.ToString("0.0") + "/" + slider.Maximum; } } }
Discussion. A Slider is by default horizontal. But in WPF programs, we can rotate the slider in any direction. Use the corner boxes on the control in the Visual Studio designer.
Also Often the Minimum and Maximum attributes need to be adjusted. This can be done in the XAML, or a Slider_Loaded event handler.
Summary. This basic example used the Slider control. It used C# code in the Slider_ValueChanged event handler to dynamically apply changes the user interface, as sliding occurred.
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