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LogicalTreeHelper.GetChildren Method (DependencyObject)

Returns the collection of immediate child objects of the specified object, by processing the logical tree.

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

public static IEnumerable GetChildren(
	DependencyObject current


Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject
The object from which to start processing the logical tree. This is expected to be either a FrameworkElement or FrameworkContentElement.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable
The enumerable collection of immediate child objects from the logical tree of the specified object.

Use this signature and helper method primarily when you are unsure whether current is a FrameworkElement or FrameworkContentElement and are also unsure whether that object's class supports its own content model collection. If you can determine the type of the object you are querying, check the specific content property that you know exists on that type. For example, if you know that the object you are querying is an ItemsControl, check the Items property to get a strongly typed collection, which has collection interface support and is probably more useful than an enumerator.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.