DependencyProperty.OwnerType Property

Gets the type of the object that registered the dependency property with the property system, or added itself as owner of the property.

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

public Type OwnerType { get; }
You cannot set this property in XAML.

Property Value

Type: System.Type
The type of the object that registered the property or added itself as owner of the property.

This value was provided during property registration. The owner will be either the original registering type in the case of a DependencyProperty identifier generated from a Register call, or the type that added itself as owner in the case of a DependencyProperty identifier generated from an AddOwner call.

The OwnerType on any given DependencyProperty is immutable, and cannot be null in a valid DependencyProperty.

The following example gets the owner type based on a dependency property identifier dp, and then gets metadata on the owner type for that same identifier. This operation is actually equivalent to getting DefaultMetadata on dp.

pm = dp.GetMetadata(dp.OwnerType);

More Code

How to: Implement a Dependency Property This example shows how to back a common language runtime (CLR) property with a DependencyProperty field, thus defining a dependency property. When you define your own properties and want them to support many aspects of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) functionality, including styles, data binding, inheritance, animation, and default values, you should implement them as a dependency property.

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.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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