DependencyProperty.OwnerType Property

Gets the type of the object that registered the dependency property with the property system, or added itself as owner of the property.

Namespace: System.Windows
Assembly: WindowsBase (in windowsbase.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public Type OwnerType { get; }
/** @property */
public Type get_OwnerType ()

public function get OwnerType () : Type

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

The type of the object that registered the property or added itself as owner of the property.

This value was provided during property registration. The owner will be either the original registering type in the case of a DependencyProperty identifier generated from a Register call, or the type that added itself as owner in the case of a DependencyProperty identifier generated from an AddOwner call.

The OwnerType on any given DependencyProperty is immutable, and cannot be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) in a valid DependencyProperty.

The following example gets the owner type based on a dependency property identifier dp, and then gets metadata on the owner type for that same identifier. This operation is actually equivalent to getting DefaultMetadata on dp.

pm = dp.GetMetadata(dp.OwnerType);

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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
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