INamespacePrefixLookup Interface


Represents a service that can return the recommended prefix for a XAML namespace mapping to consumers. Consumers might include design environments or serializers.

public interface class INamespacePrefixLookup
public interface INamespacePrefixLookup
type INamespacePrefixLookup = interface
Public Interface INamespacePrefixLookup


This interface represents the service that returns the prefix for a particular XAML namespace. A technology reports a preferred prefix for XAML namespace mapping as part of assembly-level information. This service retrieves that information.

The .NET Framework XAML Services implementation provides XmlnsPrefixAttribute as a mechanism for applying preferred prefix information at the assembly level. Existing service providers that provide the INamespacePrefixLookup service can read information from that attribute if information is available.



Returns the recommended prefix for a specified XAML namespace identifier.

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