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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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Chapter 4. Advanced Data Binding

Note

Advanced Data BindingThis chapter is taken from Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook (Chapter 3) by Gill Cleeren, Kevin Dockx.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Hooking into the data binding process
  • Replacing converters with Silverlight 4 BindingBase properties
  • Validating data bound input
  • Validating data input using attributes
  • Validating using IDataErrorInfo and INotifyDataErrorInfo
  • Using templates to customize the way data is shown by controls
  • Building a change-aware collection type
  • Combining converters, data binding, and DataContext into a custom DataTemplate

Introduction

The data binding engine gives us many points where we can extend ...

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