PropertyMetadata.IsSealed Property

Gets a value that determines whether the metadata has been applied to a property in some way, resulting in the immutable state of that metadata instance.

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

protected bool IsSealed { get; }
/** @property */
protected boolean get_IsSealed ()

protected function get IsSealed () : boolean

You cannot use this property in XAML.

Property Value

true if the metadata instance is immutable; otherwise, false.

Various properties of PropertyMetadata, such as DefaultValue, are defined in the object model as read-write. This is so those properties can be adjusted after initialization of the PropertyMetadata object itself. However, once the metadata is applied to a dependency property as part of a call to Register, AddOwner, or OverrideMetadata, the property system will seal that metadata instance and the properties are now considered immutable. At the time of one of these calls, OnApply is called, and the value of this property is set to true.

The following example checks IsSealed prior to a set operation of a custom metadata property.

public Boolean SupportsMyFeature
{
    get { return _supportsMyFeature; }
    set { if (this.IsSealed != true) _supportsMyFeature = value; } //else may want to raise exception 
}
protected override void Merge(PropertyMetadata baseMetadata, DependencyProperty dp)
{
    base.Merge(baseMetadata, dp);
    MyCustomPropertyMetadata mcpm = baseMetadata as MyCustomPropertyMetadata;
    if (mcpm != null)
    {
        if (this.SupportsMyFeature == false)
        {//if not set, revert to base
            this.SupportsMyFeature = mcpm.SupportsMyFeature;
        }
    }
}

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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