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LogicalTreeHelper.GetChildren Method (DependencyObject)


Returns the collection of immediate child objects of the specified object, by processing the logical tree.

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

public static IEnumerable GetChildren(
	DependencyObject current


Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject

The object from which to start processing the logical tree. This is expected to be either a FrameworkElement or FrameworkContentElement.

Return Value

Type: System.Collections.IEnumerable

The enumerable collection of immediate child objects from the logical tree of the specified object.

Use this signature and helper method primarily when you are unsure whether current is a FrameworkElement or FrameworkContentElement and are also unsure whether that object's class supports its own content model collection. If you can determine the type of the object you are querying, check the specific content property that you know exists on that type. For example, if you know that the object you are querying is an ItemsControl, check the Items property to get a strongly typed collection, which has collection interface support and is probably more useful than an enumerator.

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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