Gets the original reporting source as determined by pure hit testing, before any possible Source adjustment by a parent class.
Assembly: PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
'Declaration Public ReadOnly Property OriginalSource As Object 'Usage Dim instance As RoutedEventArgs Dim value As Object value = instance.OriginalSource
This property acquires its value once, before the class event handlers or any instance handlers are invoked, and is never adjusted past this point. The original source information is read-only to class handlers or class implementations, just as it is reported in the event data.
Common cases where the source may be adjusted include content elements inside a content model for a control (the contents of a list item, for instance, will report the list item element as the Source and the actual element within the list item will be the .
Source adjustment by various elements and content models varies from class to class. Each class that adjusts event sources attempts to anticipate which source is the most useful to report for most input scenarios and the scenarios for which the class is intended, and then sets that source as the Source. If this source is not the one that has relevance to your handling of the event, try checking instead to see if it reports a different source that is more suitable. For more details on input events, see Input Overview.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.