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How to centrally align the watermark text in SfTextBoxExt without editing the template?

Platform: WinRT |
Control: SfTextBoxExt |
Published Date: November 24, 2014 |
Last Revised Date: December 2, 2014

Set Watermark property

Set the watermark property with the desired watermark text, for example ”Type here”.

Retrieve the ContentControl holding Watermark

Use the VisualTreeHelper class to find all the ContentControls in SfTextBoxExt template. You can identify the ControlControl holding the watermark by the name “PART_Watermark”.

Setting alignment

Set HorizontalAlignment=”Center for the ContentControl.

MainPage.xaml

MainPage.xaml.cs

The above code aligns the watermark text to the center and the following screenshot displays the centrally aligned watermarked text.

Figure 1: Center-aligned watermarked text

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