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RelativeSource.AncestorType Property

Gets or sets the type of ancestor to look for.

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

member AncestorType : Type with get, set

For XAML information, see RelativeSource MarkupExtension.

Property Value

Type: System.Type
The type of ancestor. The default value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The RelativeSource is not in the FindAncestor mode.

If the Mode property is not set explicitly, setting the AncestorType or the AncestorLevel property will implicitly lock the Mode property value to FindAncestor.

The following returns the second ItemsControl encountered on the upward path starting at the target element of the binding.

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.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.