Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation
An adorner is a custom FrameworkElement that is bound to a UIElement. Adorners are rendered in an adorner layer, which is a rendering surface that is always on top of the adorned element or a collection of adorned elements; rendering of an adorner is independent from rendering of the UIElement that the adorner is bound to. An adorner is typically positioned relative to the element to which it is bound, using the standard 2-D coordinate origin located at the upper-left of the adorned element.
The parent of an Adorner is the AdornerLayer that renders the Adorner, not the element being adorned.
Anything placed in the adorner layer is rendered on top of the rest of any styles you have set. In other words, adorners are always visually on top and cannot be overridden using z-order.
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 EditionThe Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.
Other ResourcesAdorners Overview
Implement an Adorner
Bind an Adorner to an Element
Adorn the Children of a Panel
Remove an Adorner from an Element
Remove all Adorners from an Element
Add and Remove Adorners Sample