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UsableDuringInitializationAttribute Class

Indicates whether this type is built top-down during XAML object graph creation.

System.Object
  System.Attribute
    System.Windows.Markup.UsableDuringInitializationAttribute

Namespace:  System.Windows.Markup
Assembly:  System.Xaml (in System.Xaml.dll)

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Class, AllowMultiple = false, Inherited = true)]
public sealed class UsableDuringInitializationAttribute : Attribute

The UsableDuringInitializationAttribute type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodUsableDuringInitializationAttributeInitializes a new instance of the UsableDuringInitializationAttribute class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyTypeIdWhen implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public propertyUsableGets a value that indicates whether the associated class is usable during initialization.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodIsDefaultAttributeWhen overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetIDsOfNamesMaps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoRetrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCountRetrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate method_Attribute.InvokeProvides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
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Top-down is a metaphor that approximates XAML processor behavior when creating the object graph. When built top-down, a class is instantiated, attached to the parent, and then has its properties set. Top-down construction avoids invoking property-changed handlers multiple times. Such handling will ripple up the object graph and therefore eliminating the multiple handler calls provides a performance optimization for startup of the object graph.

In previous versions of the .NET Framework, this class existed in the WPF-specific assembly WindowsBase. In .NET Framework 4, UsableDuringInitializationAttribute is in the System.Xaml assembly. For more information, see Types Migrated from WPF to System.Xaml.

WPF Usage Notes

In WPF XAML for .NET Framework 3.0 and .NET Framework 3.5, top-down construction was built in to the XAML processing for certain classes. The UsableDuringInitializationAttribute attribute formalizes the reporting of the top-down behavior in .NET Framework 4.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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