GetParent Method
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VisualTreeHelper.GetParent Method

[ This article is for Windows Phone 8 developers. If you’re developing for Windows 10, see the latest documentation. ]

Returns an object's parent object in the visual tree.

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

public static DependencyObject GetParent(
	DependencyObject reference


Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject
The object to get the parent object for.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.DependencyObject
The parent object of the reference object in the visual tree.


reference is null, or is not a valid UIElement.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

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