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Validate an Item in an ItemsControl Sample

Visual Studio 2008

Updated: July 2008

This sample validates items in an ItemsControl by using the ItemsControl.ItemBindingGroup property. A BindingGroup contains multiple Binding objects and ValidationRule objects. When a ValidationRule that belongs to a BindingGroup runs, the Validate method can get the value of each binding in the BindingGroup. When the BindingExpressions is set to the ItemsControl.ItemBindingGroup property, each item container gets a BindingGroup that has the same ValidationRule objects as the ItemsControl.ItemBindingGroup, but the properties that describe the data in the bindings, such as Items and BindingExpressions, are specific to the data for each item in the ItemsControl.

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July 2008

Added sample to show the use of the new BindingGroup class and ItemsControl.ItemBindingGroup property.

SP1 feature change.