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IEditableCollectionView.CanAddNew Property

Gets a value that indicates whether a new item can be added to the collection.

Namespace:  System.ComponentModel
Assembly:  WindowsBase (in WindowsBase.dll)

bool CanAddNew { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if a new item can be added to the collection; otherwise, false.

An IEditableCollectionView can add a new item if the following are true:

The following example checks whether an item can be added to the collection. If CanAddNew is false, the example tells the user that an item cannot be added. Otherwise, it shows a form that prompts the user to add a new item. For the entire sample, see Changing a Collection by Using IEditableCollectionView Sample .


            IEditableCollectionView editableCollectionView = 
                itemsControl.Items as IEditableCollectionView; 

            if (!editableCollectionView.CanAddNew)
            {
                MessageBox.Show("You cannot add items to the list.");
                return;
            }

            // Create a window that prompts the user to enter a new
            // item to sell.
            ChangeItemWindow win = new ChangeItemWindow();

            //Create a new item to be added to the collection.
            win.DataContext = editableCollectionView.AddNew();

            // If the user submits the new item, commit the new
            // object to the collection.  If the user cancels 
            // adding the new item, discard the new item.
            if ((bool)win.ShowDialog())
            {
                editableCollectionView.CommitNew();
            }
            else
            {
                editableCollectionView.CancelNew();
            }



.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1, 3.0 SP2

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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