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Managing Data and Media in Microsoft Silverlight 4: A mashup of chapters from Packt's bestselling Silverlight books by Todd Snyder, Kevin Dockx, Gill Cleeren, Gastón C. Hillar

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Enabling a Silverlight application to automatically update its UI

In the previous recipes, we looked at how we can display data more easily using data binding for both single objects as well as collections. However, there is another feature that data binding offers us for free, that is, automatic synchronization between the target and the source. This synchronization will make sure that when the value of the source property changes, this change will be reflected in the target object as well (being a control on the user interface). This also works in the opposite direction—when we change the value of a bound control, this change will be pushed to the data object as well. Silverlight's data binding engine allows us to opt-in to this synchronization ...

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