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DependencyProperty.Name Property

Gets the name of the dependency property.

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

public string Name { get; }
/** @property */
public String get_Name ()

public function get Name () : String

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

The name of the property.

This property gets the name provided as the name parameter during dependency property registration. This name is immutable, and cannot be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or an empty string. Duplicate name registrations on the same owner type are not allowed.


The Name of a dependency property must follow the convention of matching the name of its dependency property identifier minus the suffix "Property". For details, see Custom Dependency Properties.

The following example queries various characteristics of a dependency property identifier, including the Name.

pm = dp.GetMetadata(dp.OwnerType);
MetadataClass.Text = pm.GetType().Name;
TypeofPropertyValue.Text = dp.PropertyType.Name;
DefaultPropertyValue.Text = (pm.DefaultValue!=null) ? pm.DefaultValue.ToString() : "null";
HasCoerceValue.Text = (pm.CoerceValueCallback == null) ? "No" : pm.CoerceValueCallback.Method.Name;
HasPropertyChanged.Text = (pm.PropertyChangedCallback == null) ? "No" : pm.PropertyChangedCallback.Method.Name;
ReadOnly.Text = (dp.ReadOnly) ? "Yes" : "No";

More Code

How to: Implement a Dependency Property

This example shows how to back a common language runtime (CLR) property with a DependencyProperty field, thus defining a dependency property. When you define your own properties and want them to support many aspects of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) functionality, including styles, data binding, inheritance, animation, and default values, you should implement them as a dependency property.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0