TextElement.Name Property

July 28, 2014

Gets or sets a unique identification for the object. Name can only be set from initial parsing of XAML.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Documents
Assembly:  System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.

public string Name { get; }
<textElement Name="xamlNameString" ... />

Property Value

Type: System.String
The unique identifier for the object. This property is read-only for code, but write-only for XAML, due to special parser handling of XAML properties named "Name".

TextElement is not a FrameworkElement. FrameworkElement is the class that implements Name support for most other Windows Phone objects, such as Canvas, but TextElement cannot be a FrameworkElement because it must function as a true inline for rendering and layout considerations. Therefore TextElement supports its own Name and FindName implementations so that you can still retrieve XAML-instantiated instances of TextElement classes such as Run at run time, and you can arbitrarily call FindName again on any Windows Phone object you retrieved from calling FindName previously.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1

Windows Phone

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