Binding to a collection

The previous recipe showed how to bind various properties to a single object, using single data controls, such as TextBlock, TextBox, or Button. Some controls, however, are capable of displaying multiple object data, such as a ListBox. These controls can bind to a collection of data objects, and with the help of data templates and value converters (to be covered in later recipes), become a powerful visualization tool. Let's examine the basic ideas of binding to collection of objects.

Getting ready

Make sure Visual Studio is up and running.

How to do it...

We'll create a collection of Person object and bind them to a ListBox, showing the details we need to take care of.

  1. Create a new WPF Application named CH06.BindingToCollection ...

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