Custom Classes with Dependency Properties Sample

This sample shows how to create and register dependency properties for use in the same application, instead of defining dependency properties as part of a separate assembly.

This example illustrates the following scenarios:

  • A class registers a dependency property for its own use.

  • A class implements several callbacks, such as CoerceValueCallback, PropertyChangedCallback, and ValidateValueCallback, for a set of related dependency properties. The callbacks are also used to adjust the values of other properties or to prevent an initial invalid value set. These callbacks are registered as part of the dependency property characteristics of a dependency property. Whenever the appropriate condition is detected by the property system, the user-defined callback is invoked. For instance, a change in the effective value of a property invokes the registered PropertyChangedCallback .

For more information, see Custom Dependency Properties.

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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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 in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, load the sample solution or project file and then press CTRL+SHIFT+B.

Running the Sample

  • To run the compiled sample from the build environment command window, execute the .exe file in the Bin\Debug or Bin\Release folder contained under the sample source code folder.

  • To run the compiled sample with debugging in Visual Studio 2005, press F5.

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