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
)
You cannot use methods in XAML.

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");

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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