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PropertyMetadata.DefaultValue Property

Gets the default value for the dependency property.

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

public Object DefaultValue { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Object
The default value for the dependency property.

If you need to know the type of the value, you can either call typeof() on the value or use reflection to get PropertyInfo from the CLR wrapper of the dependency property.

In WPF, this property is settable. In Silverlight 3, you cannot reset a default value for a dependency property once it is registered.

The default value for a dependency property is often not the apparent value at run time, even if the property is not explicitly set. For more information, see Dependency Property Value Precedence.


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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