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Windows Presentation Foundation 4.5 Cookbook by Pavel Yosifovich

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Chapter 6. Data Binding

In this chapter we will cover:

  • Element to element binding
  • Binding to a single object
  • Binding to collections
  • Using data templates
  • Using value converters
  • Creating a master-details view
  • Sorting and filtering bound collections
  • Grouping bound collections
  • Binding to multiple properties
  • Binding hierarchical data to a TreeView
  • Presenting data in a grid
  • Validating data

Introduction

WPF is usually advertised as having great graphics and animation capabilities. This is certainly true, as one of the most powerful features of WPF has nothing to do with graphics directly: data binding. This feature is so powerful, that a new way of thinking is required, especially for those coming from a more "traditional" background, such as WinForms or MFC.

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