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RoutedEventArgs.Source Property

Gets or sets a reference to the object that raised the event.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public Object Source { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object
The object that raised the event.

For any bubbling routed event that has actually traveled the route beyond the element that raised it, and for any tunneling routed event that has not yet tunneled down to the element that raised it, the value of Source will be different than the value of the sender parameter of the event arguments class. Which of the two elements involved in the event is of the most importance in any given handler (Source, the element that raised it, or sender, the element that is currently handling it) is dependent on the application logic that your handler is addressing.

Setting this property is typically only done when overriding or implementing other APIs that adjust event sources, such as when class handling an event. Resetting apparent event sources from instance handlers is not recommended, particularly when the handler does not mark the event as handled.

If you do reset Source to report a different event source, OriginalSource will continue to report the source as first raised by the originating RaiseEvent call.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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