Gets a collection of the ResourceDictionary dictionaries that constitute the various resource dictionaries in the merged dictionaries.
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation
'Declaration Public ReadOnly Property MergedDictionaries As Collection(Of ResourceDictionary) 'Usage Dim instance As ResourceDictionary Dim value As Collection(Of ResourceDictionary) value = instance.MergedDictionaries
<object> <object.MergedDictionaries> oneOrMoreResourceDictionaries </object.MergedDictionaries> </object>
Dictionaries are merged by adding a ResourceDictionary to the generic collection referenced by . A merged ResourceDictionary does not have resource elements defined within it in markup. Instead, the merged dictionary is a ResourceDictionary with no markup child elements defined (or with no elements added through code), but with a URI specified for Source. The Source designation enables the merged dictionary to come from an external source, such as a separate resource assembly that ships with the application, "loose XAML", or a specific localization or global resources assembly.
Lookup behavior within the collection will search the last-added ResourceDictionary first, and the search stops as soon as a requested key is found. Duplicate keys across the collection of merged dictionaries are not illegal. For more information on merged dictionary behavior, see Merged Resource Dictionaries.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003
The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.