Chapter 9. Data Binding

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In WPF, the term data is generally used to describe an arbitrary .NET object. You can see this naming pattern in terms like data binding, data templates, and data triggers, covered in this chapter and the next chapter. A piece of data could be a collection object, an XML file, a web service, a database table, a custom object, or even a WPF element such as a Button.

Therefore, data binding is about tying together arbitrary .NET objects. The classic scenario is providing a visual representation (for example, in a ListBox or ListView) of items in an XML file, database, or an in-memory ...

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