Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Exploring the use of Dependency Properties in WPF User Controls

I recently wrote my first WPF User Control. This was mainly to customize a ComboBox as opposed to implement a completely new control. As such, I needed to access some of the Dependency Properties (DPs) on the ComboBox. Whilst it's possible to dip into the Content property of a UserControl this is somewhat unpleasant as it violates encapsulation. The result was that I spent a bit of time experimenting with different ways to access these DPs whilst retaining the encapsulation of the embedded ComboBox. This is all written up as a Code Project article.


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