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How to Build a Custom Formatted Label with WPF

, 1 Nov 2007
This article explains how to provide a custom gauge formatter for WPF TextBlocks, Label or any other controls
gaugeformatter.zip
GaugeFormatter
GaugeFormatter.suo
GaugeFormatter
bin
Debug
GaugeFormatter.exe
GaugeFormatter.vshost.exe
Properties
Settings.settings
<Window x:Class="GaugeFormatter.Window1"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:l="clr-namespace:GaugeFormatter" 
    Title="GaugeFormatter" Height="300" Width="300"
    >
  <Window.Resources>
    <ObjectDataProvider ObjectType="{x:Type l:DataSource}" x:Key="data"/>
    <l:DataConverter x:Key="converter"/>
    <DataTemplate x:Key="template">
      <TextBlock Text="{Binding}" Margin="5,5,5,5" TextAlignment="Right" Padding="0,0,20,0"  Width="{Binding RelativeSource={RelativeSource AncestorType={x:Type ListBox}}, Path=ActualWidth}">
        <TextBlock.Background>
          <LinearGradientBrush EndPoint="{Binding Converter={StaticResource converter}, ConverterParameter=1000}" StartPoint="0,0.5">
            <GradientStop Color="#FF7CA0CF" Offset="0"/>
            <GradientStop Color="#FF7CA0CF" Offset="0.8"/>
            <GradientStop Color="#FFFFFFFF" Offset="1"/>
          </LinearGradientBrush>
        </TextBlock.Background>
      </TextBlock>
    </DataTemplate>
  </Window.Resources>
  <StackPanel>
    <Button Click="ReDo">Regenerate</Button>
    <ListBox ScrollViewer.HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Hidden" ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource data}}" ItemTemplate="{StaticResource template}"/>
    <TextBlock>
      <Run ></Run>
    </TextBlock>
  </StackPanel>
</Window>

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Tamir Khason
Architect Better Place
Israel Israel
Hello! My name is Tamir Khason, and I am software architect, project manager, system analyst and [of course] programmer. In addition to writing big amount of documentation, I also write code, a lot of code. I used to work as a freelance architect, project manager, trainer, and consultant here, in Israel, but recently join the company with extremely persuasive idea - to make a world better place. I have very pretty wife and 3 charming kids, but unfortunately almost no time for them.
 
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