FrameworkElement.OverridesDefaultStyle Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether this element incorporates style properties from theme styles. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: System.Windows
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:

Public Property OverridesDefaultStyle As Boolean
Dim instance As FrameworkElement
Dim value As Boolean

value = instance.OverridesDefaultStyle

instance.OverridesDefaultStyle = value
/** @property */
public boolean get_OverridesDefaultStyle ()

/** @property */
public void set_OverridesDefaultStyle (boolean value)

public function get OverridesDefaultStyle () : boolean

public function set OverridesDefaultStyle (value : boolean)

<object OverridesDefaultStyle="bool" .../>

Property Value

true if this element does not use theme style properties; all style-originating properties come from local application styles, and theme style properties do not apply. false if application styles apply first, and then theme styles apply for properties that were not specifically set in application styles. The default is false.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The most common usage of this property is an indirect usage within the setter of a style that is supplying a themed style.


If you set OverridesDefaultStyle to true on a control, you will be suppressing the default control template supplied by the theme styles. That control template typically includes the content presenter and other composited elements that provide basic UI functionality and visualization for the control. If you want the control to continue to support the same features as the default theme styles, you must supply an alternate style with a control template that replicates the same structure. For more information, see Control Authoring Overview.

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