A Silverlight/Wpf ListBoxItem is highlighted when selected or when the mouse hovers over it.
I need to display a list of items that are not highlighted when selected. This is a common scenario when displaying an inactive list for simply listing out some information.
ListBoxItem’s default template can be easily inspected and modified using Expression Blend – Select a ListBoxItem in Objects and Timeline pane, Right click and select Edit template > Edit a Copy. Name you template and save it at the scope of your choice.
This will create a copy of the template and allow you to modify it. Switch to the xaml view. Locate the VisualStates of MouseOver, Selected and Focused, and blank them out -
The style is applied to the ListBoxItems using ItemContainerStyle -
Here is the xaml style for the ListBoxItem -
After the style is applied, the ListBoxItems are not highlighted when selected or focused. Here is a live demo of a ListBox that does not highlight when items are selected : remove-listboxitem-hlighting-demo