FrameworkElement.Tag Property

Gets or sets an arbitrary object value that can be used to store custom information about this element. This is a dependency property.

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

[LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.NeverLocalize)]
public Object Tag { get; set; }
<object>
  <object.Tag>
    <Object .../>
  </object.Tag>
</object>

Property Value

Type: System.Object
The intended value. This property has no default value.

Identifier field

TagProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

This property is analogous to Tag properties in other Microsoft programming models, such as Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) or Windows Forms. Tag is intended to provide a pre-existing property location where you can store some basic custom information about any FrameworkElement without requiring you to subclass an element.

Because this property takes an object, you would need to use the property element usage in order to set the Tag property in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) to anything other than an object with a known and built-in type converter, such as a string. Objects used in this manner are typically not within the standard Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) namespaces and therefore may require namespace mapping to the external namespace in order to be introduced as XAML elements. For details, see XAML Namespaces and Namespace Mapping and XAML and Custom Classes.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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