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FrameworkContentElement Class

Updated: July 2008

FrameworkContentElement is the WPF framework-level implementation and expansion of the ContentElement base class. FrameworkContentElement adds support for additional input APIs (including tooltips and context menus), storyboards, data context for data binding, styles support, and logical tree helper APIs.

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

[StyleTypedPropertyAttribute(Property = "FocusVisualStyle", StyleTargetType = typeof(Control))]
public class FrameworkContentElement : ContentElement, 
	IFrameworkInputElement, IInputElement, ISupportInitialize
<FrameworkContentElement .../>

FrameworkContentElement does not yet define its own rendering behavior; instantiating an actual FrameworkContentElement class instance in code or markup is possible but displays nothing in a WPF application user interface (UI). Rendering logic must be provided by classes that take FrameworkContentElement child elements as part of their content model, or in FrameworkContentElement derived classes.

FrameworkContentElement deliberately parallels many of the same APIs as FrameworkElement. Note that certain APIs found on FrameworkElement will not have a FrameworkContentElement equivalent. Several of the FrameworkElement APIs are for functionality such as geometry representation or layout, which are not relevant for a FrameworkContentElement.

The majority of existing FrameworkContentElement derived classes will be found in the System.Windows.Documents namespace. Many of these derived classes implement elements for the flow document model. Certain derived classes such as Hyperlink have some control-like functionality, but are derived from FrameworkContentElement such that the control-like elements can still participate in the flow document model.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0




July 2008

Added new members: BindingGroup property, BindingGroupProperty field.

SP1 feature change.