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DependencyProperty.GetMetadata Method (Type)

Returns the metadata for this dependency property as it exists on a specified existing type.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public PropertyMetadata GetMetadata(
	Type forType
)

Parameters

forType
Type: System.Type

The specific type from which to retrieve the dependency property metadata.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.PropertyMetadata
A property metadata object.

Specifying either the type or an object reference to use as type is necessary because the metadata can vary from the original registration due either to AddOwner or OverrideMetadata calls that alter the metadata of the dependency property as it exists on a type.

The following example gets metadata for a dependency property based on its type. The type is obtained by using a typeof operator.

pm = MyStateControl.StateProperty.GetMetadata(typeof(MyStateControl));

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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