Advanced Extensibility Concepts

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You can create your own custom designer experiences for the WPF Designer for Visual Studio. This section contains topics that describe how to perform advanced extensibility tasks, such as creating surrogate policies.

How to: Create a Surrogate Policy

Describes how to implement a custom surrogate policy for a class derived from DockPanel.

How to: Create a Custom Feature Connector

Describes how to implement a custom feature connector.

Understanding WPF Designer Extensibility

Contains links to topics that explain the concepts behind different aspects of the extensibility framework.

Basic Extensibility Concepts

Contains links to topics that describe how to perform basic extensibility tasks, such as creating custom menu actions.

Creating Custom Adorners

Contains links to topics that describe how to create custom adorners, such as rails.

Creating Custom Editors

Contains links to topics that describe how to create custom editors, such as color editors.

Design Time versus Run Time Behavior

Contains links to topics that describe how to change the behavior of objects and properties at design time.

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