When overridden in a derived class, returns an alternative user interface (UI) parent for this element if no visual parent exists.
Assembly: PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
The default virtual implementation of this method returns a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic). FrameworkElement provides a practical implementation.
Alternative parents are used for event routing, in cases where an element creates an alternative parent structure so that its events are routed in a way that diverges from the standard pattern of routing up the visual tree to the standard parent, or downward in the preview routing strategy.
is introduced in the .NET Framework version 3.5. For more information, see .NET Framework Versions and Dependencies.
Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2
The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.