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RelativeSource.AncestorType Property

Gets or sets the type of ancestor to look for.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Data
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public Type AncestorType { get; set; }
For XAML information, see RelativeSource MarkupExtension.

Property Value

Type: System.Type
The type of ancestor. The default value is null.


The RelativeSource is not in the FindAncestor mode.

If the Mode property is not set explicitly, setting the AncestorType or the AncestorLevel property will implicitly lock the Mode property value to FindAncestor.

The following returns the second ItemsControl encountered on the upward path starting at the target element of the binding.

Binding myBinding = new Binding();
// Returns the second ItemsControl encountered on the upward path 
// starting at the target element of the binding
myBinding.RelativeSource = new RelativeSource(
    RelativeSourceMode.FindAncestor, typeof(ItemsControl), 2);

.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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