There are times when you won’t know the element name but you’ll want to bind to it anyway.Sometimes you just want to say; "Bind to my parent Stack Panel" or "Bind to the previous item in this list".
This poses a problem when binding to other elements.
Use the Element Name property to specify a named element as the source.
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I ran across a case where a developer had two datagrid columns side by side, one was the Data Grid Check Box Column and the other one was a Data Grid Template Column like the ones above. It’s just not updating the bound property at the correct time.
The developer was convinced that something was going on because the binding was working for one and not the other. To fix this, simply make the following tweak to the binding statement.
This is a very common mistake and I found myself committing it recently.
Sometimes you will find yourself wanting to create a datagrid column that contains a checkbox.
In C#/Visual Basic you would create a variable and instantiate the type.
In XAML you have to put the instance in a resources section.
Each one promises to solve our databinding woes forever. In the Nov/Dec 2008 issue of Co De Magazine you were exposed to programmatically controlling data binding mechanisms of WPF.