Wpf – How to get a vertical scrollbar in the ListBox

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In the example below I have a ListBox with dozens of font names in it.

I would have thought it would automatically have a vertical scrollbar on it so that you can select ANY font, not just the first ones in the list, but it doesn't.

So I added a "ScrollViewer" and that puts a "scrollbar area" on the right but there is no scrollbar in the scrollbar area so that you can scroll (!).

Why isn't a scrollbar automatic and how do I force it to have a scrollbar?

<StackPanel Name="stack1">
    <Grid>
        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition Height="2*"></RowDefinition>
            <RowDefinition Height="*"></RowDefinition>
        </Grid.RowDefinitions>
        <ScrollViewer>
            <ListBox Grid.Row="0" Name="lstFonts" Margin="3"  ItemsSource="{x:Static Fonts.SystemFontFamilies}"/>
        </ScrollViewer>
    </Grid>
</StackPanel>

Best Solution

The problem with your solution is you're putting a scrollbar around a ListBox where you probably want to put it inside the ListBox.

If you want to force a scrollbar in your ListBox, use the ScrollBar.VerticalScrollBarVisibility attached property.

<ListBox 
    ItemsSource="{Binding}" 
    ScrollViewer.VerticalScrollBarVisibility="Visible">
</ListBox>

Setting this value to Auto will popup the scrollbar on an as needed basis.

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