FrameworkElement.SetBinding Method (DependencyProperty, String)

Attaches a binding to this element, based on the provided source property name as a path qualification to the data source.

Namespace:  System.Windows
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public BindingExpression SetBinding(
	DependencyProperty dp,
	string path
)

Parameters

dp
Type: System.Windows.DependencyProperty

Identifies the destination property where the binding should be established.

path
Type: System.String

The source property name or the path to the property used for the binding.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.Data.BindingExpression
Records the conditions of the binding. This return value can be useful for error checking.

This method is a convenience method for calling BindingOperations.SetBinding, which passes the current instance as the DependencyObject, and creates a new Binding based on the provided path parameter. This signature is more convenient if you are establishing a simple default binding. If you need to specify any binding properties to non-default conditions, or want to use a MultiBinding or PriorityBinding,you should use the SetBinding(DependencyProperty, BindingBase) signature.

The following example sets a binding using a specific path.

myDataObject = new MyData(System.DateTime.Now);
root.DataContext = myDataObject;
myText.SetBinding(TextBlock.TextProperty, "MyDataProperty");

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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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