FrameworkPropertyMetadata::Inherits Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the value of the dependency property is inheritable.

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

public:
property bool Inherits {
	bool get ();
	void set (bool value);
}
Members of this class are not typically used in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if the property value is inheritable; otherwise, false. The default is false.

ExceptionCondition
InvalidOperationException

The metadata has already been applied to a dependency property operation, so that metadata is sealed and properties of the metadata cannot be set.

Property value inheritance is a feature of the WPF property system at the WPF framework level, whereby certain dependency properties can be locally set on an element at or near the root of a XAML element tree and then have their value inherited by all elements within the logical tree of child elements that also possess that property. Property value inheritance is not enabled by default, and enabling it does have some performance implications. For details, see Property Value Inheritance.

NoteNote

Although property value inheritance might appear to work for nonattached dependency properties, the inheritance behavior for a nonattached property through certain object-object divisions in the runtime tree is undefined. Always use RegisterAttached to register properties where you specify Inherits in the metadata.

Properties on derived classes of PropertyMetadata are typically defined in the object model as read-write. This is so they can be adjusted after initialization of the instance. However, after the metadata is consumed as part of a call to Register, AddOwner, or OverrideMetadata, the property system will seal that metadata instance and properties that convey the specifics of the metadata are now considered immutable. Attempting to set this property after IsSealed is true on this metadata instance will raise an exception.

The following example obtains the default metadata from various dependency property fields, queries the value of various FrameworkPropertyMetadata properties on it, and uses the information to populate a table to implement a "metadata browser".

No code example is currently available or this language may not be supported.

.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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