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XmlDataProvider.Source Property

Gets or sets the Uri of the XML data file to use as the binding source.

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

public Uri Source { get; set; }
<object Source="Uri" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Uri
The Uri of the XML data file to use as the binding source. The default value is null.

XmlDataProvider exposes the following ways to access XML data.

If the Source property is set, then any inline XML data is discarded. If the Document property is set, then the Source property is cleared and any inline XML data is discarded.

Setting the following properties will implicitly cause this XmlDataProvider object to refresh: Source, Document, XmlNamespaceManager, and XPath. When changing multiple refresh-causing properties, the use of DeferRefresh is recommended.

In some applications, embedding the XML inline within the XAML page can be inconvenient because the exact content of the data must be known at compile time. Therefore, you can obtain the data from an external XML file, as in the following example.

<XmlDataProvider x:Key="BookData" Source="data\bookdata.xml" XPath="Books"/>

For the complete code sample, see XMLDataProvider with Embedded Data File Sample.

If the XML data resides in a remote XML file, you define access to the data by assigning an appropriate URL to the Source attribute as follows:

<XmlDataProvider x:Key="BookData" Source="http://MyUrl" XPath="Books"/>

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