Updated: July 2008
Specifies that a property should be treated as ambient.
Assembly: WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml
An ambient property is a property where the value must be available in the parser context to objects that exist as child objects in an object tree. In other words, an ambient property is used regardless of whether that property is present as a member on all classes that participate in a given ambient interaction. The primary WPF scenario for this is when properties set on the parent are used to qualify values in child object property values. For instance, a property of the Style (TargetType) can qualify the necessary property name lookups that are needed to find the backing references for strings set in Property.
This attribute is applied to the property itself, not the owning class.