Application.LoadComponent Method (Uri)


The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on to see the new experience.

Loads a XAML file that is located at the specified uniform resource identifier (URI), and converts it to an instance of the object that is specified by the root element of the XAML file.

Namespace:   System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

Public Shared Function LoadComponent (
	resourceLocator As Uri
) As Object


Type: System.Uri

A Uri that maps to a relative XAML file.

Return Value

Type: System.Object

An instance of the root element specified by the XAML file loaded.

Exception Condition

resourceLocator is null.


The OriginalString property of the resourceLocatorUri parameter is null.


The resourceLocator is an absolute URI.


The file is not a XAML file.

You must explicitly convert the return value to the same type as the root element of the XAML file.

The XAML file can be an application code file (configured as an Microsoft build engine (MSBuild) Page item) or an application data file (a resource file, content file, or site-of-origin file; see WPF Application Resource, Content, and Data Files).


This method is not thread-safe.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
Return to top