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Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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Data Views

Now that you've explored the art of building data templates, you're ready to move on to another part of the data binding picture: data views.

When you bind a collection (or a DataTable) to an ItemsControl, a data view is quietly created behind the scenes. This view sits between your data source and the bound control. The data view is a window into your data source. It tracks the current item, and it supports features such as sorting, filtering, and grouping. These features are independent of the data object itself, which means you can bind the same data in different ways in different portions of a window (or different parts of your application). For example, you could bind the same collection of products to two different lists but ...

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