UserControls

UserControl represents a "view" in Avalonia, which is a reusable collection of controls in a predefined layout.

A UserControl usually consists of two parts: a XAML file (e.g. MyUserControl.axaml) and a code-behind file (e.g. MyUserControl.axaml.cs). The code-behind defines a .NET class which represents the control.

UserControls are often paired with "view models" when using the MVVM pattern. For more information see the tutorial.

You can create UserControls from templates:

Visual Studio

  1. Right click the folder in Solution Explorer that you'd like to add the control to

  2. Select the Add -> New Item menu item

  3. In the dialog that appears, navigate to the "Avalonia" section in the category tree

  4. Select "UserControl (Avalonia)"

  5. Enter your control name under "Name"

  6. Click the "Add" button

.NET Core CLI

Run this command replacing [namespace] with the namespace you'd like to create the UserControl in and [name] with the name of the control.

dotnet new avalonia.usercontrol -na [namespace] -n [name]

For more information see the .NET core templates repository.