Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
IProvideCustomContentState allows you to associate a piece of custom state, implemented as a custom CustomContentState class, with the navigation history entry for content that has been navigated away from.
Custom state can also be associated in this way by using the following:
Setting NavigatingCancelEventArgs.Content when one of the following events are raised:
You must implement IProvideCustomContentState when you add custom state to navigation history by calling AddBackEntry, otherwise navigation history will not function correctly; consider the following steps:
AddBackEntry is called to associate a custom state with the current content.
The navigation history entry is navigated back to, and the Replay method of the custom state is called, and the state is applied to the content.
The previous content is navigated to in forward navigation history.
The navigation history entry is navigated back to, but the custom state has not been retained since the last time the navigation history entry it was associated with was navigated to.
This is the default behavior because the state that is initially recorded in custom state may change after it was added to navigation history. If the custom state object is navigated back to and its state is applied, before some aspect about the state changes before the entry in navigation history is navigated to, the change in state cannot be reflected in the custom state object. Furthermore, AddBackEntry can't be explicitly called to add a new custom state object that reflects the state changes. Consequently, to ensure the current state for a particular navigation is always stored in navigation history, GetContentState is called.
For an example that uses IProvideCustomContentState to remember a single set of state across page instances, see Remember A Single Set of State Across Page Instances.
For an example that uses IProvideCustomContentState to remember multiple sets of state for a single page instance, see Remember Multiple Sets of State Per Page Instance.
When you store information in custom content state, you cannot store any references to the instance of the page for which you are remembering state. This prevents WPF from releasing the page instance, and defeats the purpose of the default navigation history behavior. If you must do this, you might consider using KeepAlive instead.
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.