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PlacementTarget Property

Popup.PlacementTarget Property

Gets or sets the element relative to which the Popup is positioned when it opens.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls.Primitives
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

[BindableAttribute(true)]
public UIElement PlacementTarget { get; set; }
<object>
  <object.PlacementTarget>
    <UIElement .../>
  </object.PlacementTarget>
</object>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.UIElement
The UIElement that is the logical parent of the Popup control. The default is null.

Identifier field

PlacementTargetProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

You can position a popup by setting the PlacementTarget, PlacementRectangle, Placement, HorizontalOffset, and VerticalOffsetProperty properties. For more information, see Popup Placement Behavior.

The following example creates a Popup that is the child of a Canvas, and sets PlacementTarget to ellipse1, so the popup is relative to the Ellipse.

<Canvas Margin="5" Background="Red" Width="200" Height="150" >

  <Ellipse Name="ellipse1"
           Canvas.Top="60" Canvas.Left="50"
           Height="85" Width="60" 
           Fill="Black"/>

  <Popup IsOpen="True" PlacementTarget="{Binding ElementName=ellipse1}">
    <TextBlock Background="LightBlue" FontSize="18">This is a Popup</TextBlock>
  </Popup>
</Canvas>

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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