Indicates which property of a type is the XAML content property. A XAML processor uses this information when processing XAML child elements of XAML representations of the attributed type.
Assembly: System.Xaml (in System.Xaml.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Equals||Infrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetHashCode||Returns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|IsDefaultAttribute||When overridden in a derived class, indicates whether the value of this instance is the default value for the derived class. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|Match||When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|_Attribute::GetIDsOfNames||Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute::GetTypeInfo||Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute::GetTypeInfoCount||Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1). (Inherited from Attribute.)|
|_Attribute::Invoke||Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object. (Inherited from Attribute.)|
If the associated property of a is not of type string or object, a XAML processor attempts to identify a value conversion technique. The first check is for native type conversion, either of the XAML language primitives or of specific native conversions enabled by that particular XAML writer implementation. The next step is to look for a type converter. In the .NET implementations, a type converter is identified based on TypeConverterAttribute on either the member level or type level definition that applies. If no value conversion can be identified, a XAML object writer typically throws an exception.
In order to accept more than a single object element as content, the type of the XAML content property must be supportable as a collection type.
Because of the Inherited=true declaration of the attribute, a value for a normally applies a content property designation to all derived classes as well. Applying an empty enables a derived class to remove a declaration of a content property attribute by a base class (and to note that the class has no content property). Applying a differently named replaces the inherited with the new one.
In previous versions of the .NET Framework, this class existed in the WPF-specific assembly WindowsBase, and also had a parallel implementation in Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). In .NET Framework 4, is in the System.Xaml assembly. For more information, see Types Migrated from WPF to System.Xaml.
WPF Usage Notes
An example of a class in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) that uses the is ContentControl, which the Button class inherits from. The property Content on the ContentControl is the content property set by the . If a Button is instantiate in XAML Content of the Button will be set to the element that is between the start and end button tags.