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Binding.GetXmlNamespaceManager Method

Returns an XML namespace manager object used by the binding attached to the specified object.

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

public static XmlNamespaceManager GetXmlNamespaceManager(
	DependencyObject target


Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject
The object from which to get namespace information.

Return Value

Type: System.Xml.XmlNamespaceManager
A returned object used for viewing XML namespaces that relate to the binding on the passed object element. This object should be cast as System.Xml.XmlNamespaceManager.


The target parameter cannot be null.

This method supports attached property usage for the XmlNamespaceManager attached property.

XML namespace managers are relevant only if the data in the binding came from an XML binding source (XmlDataProvider object).

If a namespace manager was not specifically applied either in the original data source creation or by subsequently calling SetXmlNamespaceManager on the binding, then this method will return null.

This method will always return null if the data behind the binding is not XML.

.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.