How to: Determine Whether a Freezable Is Frozen

This example shows how to determine whether a Freezable object is frozen. If you try to modify a frozen Freezable object, it throws an InvalidOperationException. To avoid throwing this exception, use the IsFrozen property of the Freezable object to determine whether it is frozen.

Example

The following example freezes a SolidColorBrush and then tests it by using the IsFrozen property to determine whether it is frozen.


Button myButton = new Button();
SolidColorBrush myBrush = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Yellow);

if (myBrush.CanFreeze)
{
    // Makes the brush unmodifiable.
    myBrush.Freeze();
}            

myButton.Background = myBrush;


if (myBrush.IsFrozen) // Evaluates to true.
{
    // If the brush is frozen, create a clone and
    // modify the clone.
    SolidColorBrush myBrushClone = myBrush.Clone();
    myBrushClone.Color = Colors.Red;
    myButton.Background = myBrushClone;
}
else
{
    // If the brush is not frozen,
    // it can be modified directly.
    myBrush.Color = Colors.Red;
}



Dim myButton As New Button()
Dim myBrush As New SolidColorBrush(Colors.Yellow)

If myBrush.CanFreeze Then
	' Makes the brush unmodifiable.
	myBrush.Freeze()
End If

myButton.Background = myBrush


If myBrush.IsFrozen Then ' Evaluates to true.
	' If the brush is frozen, create a clone and
	' modify the clone.
	Dim myBrushClone As SolidColorBrush = myBrush.Clone()
	myBrushClone.Color = Colors.Red
	myButton.Background = myBrushClone
Else
	' If the brush is not frozen,
	' it can be modified directly.
	myBrush.Color = Colors.Red
End If


For more information about Freezable objects, see the Freezable Objects Overview.

See Also

Freezable
IsFrozen
Freezable Objects Overview
How-to Topics