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How do I allow users to resize dynamically created textboxes in WPF

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I'm building a tool as a method for learning WPF, its a form creator where I'm allowing users to dynamically add labels, textboxes, etc.  

With my current code the user can add a textbox and drag and drop the textbox anywhere they like.  Now I need to give he user the ability to resize the textbox.  Is that possible?  Ideally I'd like to give the user the little dots on all sides to allow them to drag the textbox bigger.

Thanks in advance!
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I'm coming at this from the Silverlight side, so there may be a more elegant way in WPF (or SL for that matter!), but what if the TextBlock was wrapped in a Grid that is custom-styled with Rectangle "handles" in the right places. Those handles have drag/drop code that repositions/resizes the Grid when you release the mouse button. With the Grid resized, the TextBlock should autosize to fit the Grid.

Would this work for what you need?
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Hmm, that makes a lot of sense.  I'm actually decorating objects when I drag them at the four corners, so perhaps it won't take much to add code to handle resizing the object.  I'll take a look at it tonight when I get home!
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