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[OBSOLETE] - Please use one of the new DecimalUpDown, DoubleUpDown, or IntegerUpDown controls, which all derive from NumericUpDown<T>.

The NumericUpDown control provides a TextBox with button spinners that allow incrementing and decrementing numeric values by using the spinner buttons, keyboard up/down arrows, or mouse wheel.



When using the NumericUpDown in data binding scenarios, bind your object's value to the NumericUpDown.Value property. You can specify how much to increment the value by setting the NumericUpDown.Increment property. You can control the minimum and maximum allowed values by setting the NumericUpDown.Minimum property and the NumericUpDown.Maximum property. You can also specify if the user can directly edit the values in the text box by setting the IsEditable property. If you would like to get the actual fromatted string representation of the value, you can use the NumericUpDown.Text property.

Applying FormatStrings

     <xctk:NumericUpDown Value="10" Increment="1" Maximum="10" Minimum="0" />

Floating Point:
     <xctk:NumericUpDown Value="1564" Increment=".001" FormatString="F3" Maximum="200000" />

     <xctk:NumericUpDown Value="95" FormatString="C2" Increment=".5" Maximum="100" Minimum="50" />

Supported Format Strings

Format Specifier Name
C Currency
F Fixed Point
G General
N Number
P Percent

Changing Value Types

The default data type for the NumericUpDown control is Double, meaning the control is expecting you to data bind to a property of type Double. If your property's data type is not a Double you must tell the NumericUpDown control to use a different data type for the value. To support different data types you must set the NumericUpDown.ValueType property to your required data type.

First add a new namespace to the top of your XAML file to mscorlib. This contains the different data types.


Next, specify the NumericUpDown.ValueType to the required data type. In this example the underlying value is an Int32.

     <xctk:NumericUpDown Value="10" Increment="1" Maximum="10" Minimum="0" ValueType="{x:Type sys:Int32}" />

Properties / Events

Property Description
Increment Specifies the amount in which to increment the value.
IsReadOnly Gets/Sets a value indicating whether the control is read only.
Maximum Gets/Sets the maximum allowed value.
Mimum Gets/Sets the minimum allowed value.
SelectAllOnGotFocus If set to true, all text is selected when control gets focus.
Text Gets/Sets the formated string representation of the value.
Value Gets/Sets the numeric value.
ValueType Gets/Sets the value's data type that is being data bound to the control.

Event Description
ValueChanged Occurs when the Value changes.

Last edited Oct 9, 2012 at 6:17 PM by DavidCPx, version 12


dearymz Feb 1, 2012 at 8:10 AM 
NumericUpDown changed to NumericUpDown<T> in v1.5.
The page is out of date.

flodef Mar 31, 2011 at 3:06 PM 
FormatString should be added to the "Property / Events" grid ;-)
Cool documentation by the way.