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ResourceDictionary.Item Property

Gets or sets the value associated with the given key.

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

abstract Item : 
        key:Object -> Object with get, set 
override Item : 
        key:Object -> Object with get, set
See Remarks.

Parameters

key
Type: System.Object

The desired key to get or set.

Property Value

Type: System.Object
Value of the key.

Implements

IDictionary.Item

If the requested key is not in this resource dictionary, the framework resource system will also check the merged dictionaries.

Checking a ResourceDictionary by item or index is not generally the preferred way to retrieve resources. You should instead call methods that are capable of participating in the full resource lookup process and look up resources by their keys, and that can find the resources in applications or themes. FindResource is such a method, and is present on any FrameworkElement. Otherwise your attempt to find the resource does not match the true run-time behavior.

However, obtaining resources directly from an individual dictionary might be appropriate if you are retrieving resources from a known ResourceDictionary location, and are doing so to avoid the possible performance and scope implications of run-time key lookup.

You do not use indexers to define collection members in XAML. Instead, you create child elements in markup. The child elements are either child elements of ResourceDictionary, or of a property element where the property type is ResourceDictionary. For details, see the XAML usage sections in ResourceDictionary.

.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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