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AlternationConverter Class

Converts an integer to and from an object by applying the integer as an index to a list of objects.


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

public class AlternationConverter : IValueConverter

The AlternationConverter type exposes the following members.

Public methodAlternationConverterInitializes a new instance of the AlternationConverter class.

Public propertyValuesGets a list of objects that the AlternationConverter returns when an integer is passed to the Convert method.

Public methodConvertConverts an integer to an object in the Values list.
Public methodConvertBackConverts an object in the Values list to an integer.
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)

You can use the AlternationConverter to bind a property to alternating values. For example, if you want items in a ListBox to have alternating blue and light blue backgrounds, you do the following:

The following example creates a ListBox and uses two AlternationConverter objects to alternate the Background and FontStyle of the items.

    <AlternationConverter x:Key="BackgroundConverter">

    <AlternationConverter x:Key="FontStyleConverter">
      <FontStyle >Italic</FontStyle>
      <FontStyle >Normal</FontStyle>

    <Style x:Key="alternatingWithBinding" TargetType="{x:Type ListBoxItem}">
      <Setter Property="Background" 
              Value="{Binding RelativeSource={RelativeSource Self},
                     Converter={StaticResource BackgroundConverter}}"/>

      <Setter Property="FontStyle" 
              Value="{Binding RelativeSource={RelativeSource Self},
                     Converter={StaticResource FontStyleConverter}}"/>


  <ListBox AlternationCount="2" ItemsSource="{StaticResource data}"
           ItemContainerStyle="{StaticResource alternatingWithBinding}"/>

.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.

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.