x:Uid Attribute

Provides an identifier within markup elements that is used by localization processes and tools.

<object x:Uid="identifier"... />
-or-
<object>
  <object.property x:Uid="identifier"... >
    ...
</object.property>
</object>

identifier

A manually created or autogenerated string that is expected to be unique within the file, when interpreted by localization processes or tools.

x:Uid is the singular exceptional case in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) where an attribute is permitted to be on a property element. All other attributes are invalid on a property element.  This usage is necessary because a property element can still contain a string, and the only way to mark that string to be a unique resource that needs to be localized is to place the x:Uid attribute on the enclosing property element.

Custom Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) processors must not raise an error condition if they encounter x:Uid on a property element.

Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) processors in the generic sense (processors that are not necessarily part of the localization process) are not expected to enforce uniqueness of x:Uid values. That responsibility is on the originator of the values, and the expectation of uniqueness is reasonable for consumers of the values, such as dedicated globalization processes or tools.

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