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Version: 11.0.x

How To Bind Tabs

Binding Support Example

You can dynamically create tab items with data binding. To do this, bind the ItemsSource property of a tab control to an array of objects representing the tab header and content.

You can then use a data template to display the objects.

This example uses an array of objects created from this TabItemViewModel class:

namespace MyApp.ViewModel;

public class TabItemViewModel
public string Header { get; }
public string Content { get; }
public TabItemViewModel(string header, string content)
Header = header;
Content = content;

Create an array of two TabItemViewModel instances and bind it to the DataContext.

DataContext = new TabItemViewModel[] { 
new TabItemViewModel("One", "Some content on first tab"),
new TabItemViewModel("Two", "Some content on second tab"),

The TabStrip header content is defined by ItemTemplate property, while TabItem's content is defined by ContentTemplate property.

Finally create a TabControl and bind its ItemsSource property to the DataContext.

<TabControl ItemsSource="{Binding}">
<TextBlock Text="{Binding Header}" />
<!-- ContentTemplate's DataTemplate must specify the view model in DataType.
The alias 'vm' references the specification of the view model's namespace in
an attribute of the XAML's root element, which will look like
xmlns:vm="clr-namespace:MyApp.ViewModel;assembly=MyApp.ViewModel" -->
<DataTemplate DataType="vm:TabItemViewModel">
<DockPanel LastChildFill="True">
<TextBlock Text="This is content of selected tab" DockPanel.Dock="Top" FontWeight="Bold" />
<TextBlock Text="{Binding Content}" />