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BindingExpression.ParentBinding Property

Returns the Binding object of the current BindingExpression.

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

Public ReadOnly Property ParentBinding As Binding

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Data.Binding
The Binding object of the current binding expression.

This example shows how to obtain the binding object from a data-bound target property.

You can do the following to get the Binding object:

// textBox3 is an instance of a TextBox
// the TextProperty is the data-bound dependency property
Binding myBinding = BindingOperations.GetBinding(textBox3, TextBox.TextProperty);


You must specify the dependency property for the binding you want because it is possible that more than one property of the target object is using data binding.

Alternatively, you can get the BindingExpression and then get the value of the ParentBinding property.

For the complete example see Binding Validation Sample.


If your binding is a MultiBinding, use BindingOperations.GetMultiBinding. If it is a PriorityBinding, use BindingOperations.GetPriorityBinding. If you are uncertain whether the target property is bound using a Binding, a MultiBinding, or a PriorityBinding, you can use BindingOperations.GetBindingBase.

.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.