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XamlSchemaContext.GetPreferredPrefix Method

Gets a string that is reported as the preferred prefix for consumers to use when they map the specified XAML namespace.

Namespace:  System.Xaml
Assembly:  System.Xaml (in System.Xaml.dll)

public virtual string GetPreferredPrefix(
	string xmlns


Type: System.String
The XAML namespace to get the preferred prefix for.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that consumers should use when they map the specified XAML namespace for markup use.


xmlns is null.

The most immediate consumer of the information is typically a XAML writer. Other indirect consumers include design tools.

As part of the XAML binding for the common language runtime (CLR), you can specify this information by applying XmlnsPrefixAttribute at the assembly level.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

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.