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Add and Remove Adorners Sample

This interactive sample implements a simple adorner, and will add or remove the adorner to an element or the children of an element.

This sample demonstrates a specific feature of the Windows Presentation Foundation and, consequently, does not follow application development best practices. For comprehensive coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft .NET Framework application development best practices, refer to the following as appropriate:

Accessibility - Accessibility Best Practices

Security - WPF Security

Localization - WPF Globalization and Localization Overview

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  • Implementing a simple adorner by sub-classing the Adorner abstract base class.

  • Using the static GetAdornerLayer method to find an adorner layer for a specified element.

  • Use of the Add method to bind an adorner to a specified element.

  • Enumerating the children of an element and binding an adorner to each child.

  • Use of the Remove method to remove an adorner from a specified element.

  • Enumerating the children of an element and removing an adorner from each child.

Building the Sample

  • Install the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) and open its build environment command window. On the Start menu, point to All Programs, Microsoft Windows SDK, and then click CMD Shell.

  • Download the sample, usually from the software development kit (SDK) documentation, to your hard disk drive.

  • To build the sample from the build environment command window, go to the source directory of the sample. At the command prompt, type MSBUILD.

  • To build the sample within Microsoft Visual Studio, load the solution or project file of the sample and select Build -> Build Solution from the menu.

See Also

Other Resources

Adorners Overview