Retrieves the named element in the instantiated ControlTemplate visual tree.
Assembly: System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
'Declaration Protected Function GetTemplateChild ( _ childName As String _ ) As DependencyObject
- Type: System.String
The name of element to find.
Return ValueType: System.Windows.DependencyObject
The named element from the template, if found. Can return Nothing if no element with name childName was found in the template.
Templates in Silverlight have a self-contained namescope. This is because templates are re-used, and any name defined in a template cannot remain unique once multiple instances of a control each instantiate their template. Call in order to return references to objects that come from the template after it is instantiated. You cannot use FindName to find items from templates because FindName acts in a more general scope, and there is no connection between the ControlTemplate class itself and the instantiated template once it is applied.
For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.