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DependencyObject.ShouldSerializeProperty Method

Returns a value that indicates whether serialization processes should serialize the value for the provided dependency property.

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

protected internal virtual bool ShouldSerializeProperty(
	DependencyProperty dp


Type: System.Windows.DependencyProperty
The identifier for the dependency property that should be serialized.

Return Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if the dependency property that is supplied should be value-serialized; otherwise, false.

The default implementation returns true for all cases in which a dependency property had a local value established on the DependencyObject.

Notes to Inheritors

Overrides for this method might handle specific dependency properties differently.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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