Silverlight: How to receive notification of a change in an inherited DependencyProperty


I have a control which inherits from (you guessed it) Control.
I want to receive a notification whenever the FontSize or Style properties are changed. In WPF, I would do that by calling DependencyProperty.OverrideMetadata(). Of course, useful things like that have no place in Silverlight. So, how might one receive those kinds of notifications?

Best Solution

I think here is a better way. Still need to see the pros and Cons.

 /// Listen for change of the dependency property
    public void RegisterForNotification(string propertyName, FrameworkElement element, PropertyChangedCallback callback)

        //Bind to a depedency property
        Binding b = new Binding(propertyName) { Source = element };
        var prop = System.Windows.DependencyProperty.RegisterAttached(
            new System.Windows.PropertyMetadata(callback));

        element.SetBinding(prop, b);

And now, you can call RegisterForNotification to register for a change notification of a property of an element, like .

RegisterForNotification("Text", this.txtMain,(d,e)=>MessageBox.Show("Text changed"));
RegisterForNotification("Value", this.sliderMain, (d, e) => MessageBox.Show("Value changed"));

See my post here on the same

Using Silverlight 4.0 beta.

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