BindingGroup::GetValue Method (Object^, String^)


Returns the proposed value for the specified property and item.

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

Object^ GetValue(
	Object^ item,
	String^ propertyName


Type: System::Object^

The object that contains the specified property.

Type: System::String^

The property whose proposed value to get.

Return Value

Type: System::Object^

The proposed property value.

Exception Condition

There is not a binding for the specified item and property.


The value of the specified property is not available, due to a conversion error or because an earlier validation rule failed.

Use this method in the ValidationRule::Validate method to get the value to be committed to the source. The type of the return value depends on the stage at which the ValidationRule occurs. For example, if a TextBox is data bound to a property of type integer and the ValidationRule that calls GetValue(Object^, String^) has its ValidationStep set to RawProposedValue, the method returns a string. If the ValidationRule has its ValidationStep set to ConvertedProposedValue, the method returns whatever type that is returned by the binding's converter. In this example, GetValue(Object^, String^) usually returns an integer.

The following example is part of an application that prompts the user to enter multiple customers and assign a sales representative to each customer. The application checks that the sales representative and the customer belong to the same region. The example shows the Validate method, which uses the GetValue(Object^, String^) method to get values that the customer entered.

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.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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