Yup, awkward creatures but they do exist! :) To be honest I came across these only recently and decided to share this (potentially) valuable information as well -- you cannot use it if you do not know it's there. Why do we need read-only dependency properties? There is a certain brand of dependency properties within the WPF framework that are used primarily for state determination. Often multiple conditions affect certain control state thus calculating and setting the state value directly is not feasible and generally leads to unpredictable and inconsistent results. Here is an example -- the UIElement.IsMouseOver dependency property (a common property...
August 22, 2008