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WeakEventManager.ProtectedAddListener Method

Adds the provided listener to the provided source for the event being managed.

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

protected void ProtectedAddListener(
	Object source,
	IWeakEventListener listener


Type: System.Object
The source to attach listeners to.
Type: System.Windows.IWeakEventListener
The listening class (which must implement IWeakEventListener).

Call this method within your manager class AddListener methods on WeakEventManager implementations. AddListener is the suggested name for the static method you define on your manager class to enable other classes to add a listener for your weak event pattern. AddListener should take two parameters: the source where the listener is attached, and the listener instance. For your AddListener implementation, call the ProtectedAddListener method on the current manager and pass the same two parameters.

If the list of listeners was previously empty, ProtectedAddListener calls the StartListening method internally, which will call your specific StartListening override through polymorphism.

ProtectedAddListener adds listeners to a single internal WeakEventManager.ListenerList per source. If your manager implementation maintains more than one list of listeners for each event-source combination, do not use ProtectedAddListener. Instead, your implementation should create its own WeakEventManager.ListenerList instances, AddListener should add listeners to the appropriate list, and events should be delivered to the appropriate listener list by calling the DeliverEventToList event instead of the DeliverEvent method.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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.