XmlnsPrefixAttribute Class

XmlnsPrefixAttribute Class

This API supports the .NET Framework infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.

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

Specifies a recommended prefix to associate with an XML namespace when writing elements and attributes in a XAML file.


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

[AttributeUsageAttribute(AttributeTargets.Assembly, AllowMultiple = true)]
public sealed class XmlnsPrefixAttribute : Attribute

The XmlnsPrefixAttribute type exposes the following members.

Public methodXmlnsPrefixAttributeInitializes a new instance of the XmlnsPrefixAttribute class.

Public propertyPrefixGets the recommended prefix to associate with the XML namespace.
Public propertyXmlNamespaceGets the XML namespace identifier.

Public methodEqualsInfrastructure. Returns a value that indicates whether this instance is equal to a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeReturns the hash code for this instance. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodMatchWhen overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object. (Inherited from Attribute.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)


App assemblies are delay-loaded to improve start time. Consequently, this class is not supported in Windows Phone OS 7.1 or in Windows Phone 8.

The primary scenario for this attribute is to recommend prefixes for mappings, which are used for development environments and tools that produce or consume XAML.

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0

Windows Phone

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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