#29 – Dependency Properties

DependencyObject is the base class for classes that support dependency properties.

A dependency property in WPF is similar to a standard CLR property, but more powerful.  Dependency properties:

  • Obtain their values from one of a number of different sources
  • Support inheritance of property values
  • Support notification, when a property value changes

If a class derives from DependencyObject, that class can then register its own dependency properties and call methods to get/set the values of its dependency properties.

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