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The WPF Breadcrumb is a navigation control that allows users to keep track of their location while navigating the application along with their history. It provides command binding with MVVM support and data binding via object collection and XML. Other important features include editing, keyboard navigation, history of past navigations, etc.

Data binding

Provides the ability to connect any object collection or XML data source and display it in a hierarchical structure where the user can navigate it.

Templated items of hierarchical data for WPF BreadCrumb.

Integrating with TreeGrid/TreeView

You can easily connect the WPF Breadcrumb control to TreeGrid/TreeView controls. When navigating the application, you can pair it with the appropriate node in the tree control. The other way around is also possible.

WPF BreadCrumb is integrated with TreeView

Command binding

The WPF Breadcrumb control facilitates command binding support, and predefined commands can be configured externally by the user, e.g. the refresh option.

The WPF Breadcrumb control makes navigation easy by allowing users to choose siblings of a nested parent.

Easy navigation between items using WPF BreadCrumb.


For navigation, the WPF Breadcrumb control allows the end user to manually enter the desired location using a keyboard instead of a mouse. Editing can also be turned on/off at runtime.

Editing in WPF BreadCrumb.

History and autocomplete

The most recently visited folder paths are displayed in a drop-down to quickly select and navigate between them. Filter support is available in edit mode, which suggests matching nodes based on the path entered in the editor, like Windows Explorer. Search history can also be turned on and off at runtime.

Popup suggestion when editing WPF BreadCrumb.


The refresh button refreshes the existing view based on the changes in hierarchical data.

Refresh navigation path of WPF BreadCrumb.

The navigation progress can be indicated when handling large data or remote data. The end user can also cancel the progress at any time.

Progress animatin during navigation in WPF BreadCrumb.

Custom style and themes

Built-in theme support in WPF Hierarchy Navigator

Built-in themes

Shipped with built-in themes like Blend, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016, Office 365, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2015, Metro, etc.

Custom styling support in WPF Hierarchy Navigator

Custom styling

The appearance of the control can be customized to any extent programmatically.

Customize WPF Hierarchy Navigator appearance using theme studio

Theme studio

Easy to customize all aspects of appearance using the theme studio utility.


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