SetCurrentValue Method

DependencyObject.SetCurrentValue Method

Sets the value of a dependency property without changing its value source.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

public void SetCurrentValue(
	DependencyProperty dp,
	Object value


Type: System.Windows.DependencyProperty
The identifier of the dependency property to set.
Type: System.Object
The new local value.


Attempted to modify a read-only dependency property, or a property on a sealed DependencyObject.


value was not the correct type as registered for the dp property.

This method is used by a component that programmatically sets the value of one of its own properties without disabling an application's declared use of the property. The SetCurrentValue method changes the effective value of the property, but existing triggers, data bindings, and styles will continue to work.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.

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