DataTrigger::Value Property

 

Gets or sets the value to be compared with the property value of the data object.

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

public:
[DependsOnAttribute("Binding")]
[LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory::None, Readability = Readability::Unreadable)]
property Object^ Value {
	Object^ get();
	void set(Object^ value);
}

Property Value

Type: System::Object^

The default value is null. See also the Exceptions section.

Exception Condition
ArgumentException

Only load-time MarkupExtensions are supported.

ArgumentException

Expressions are not supported. Bindings are not supported.

<object>
  <object.Value>
    Value
  </object.Value>
</object>

This value is compared with the property value produced by the Binding property of the DataTrigger. The comparison is a reference equality check. If the two values are equal, then the associated actions or setters are applied.

Note that you must specify both the Binding and Value properties on a DataTrigger for the data trigger to be meaningful. If one or both properties are not set, an exception will be thrown.

In the following example, the ItemsSource of the ListBox is bound to Places, an ObservableCollection<T> of Place objects. Place objects have properties Name and State.

Each ListBoxItem of the ListBox displays a Place object. The Style in the example is applied to each ListBoxItem.

The DataTrigger is specified such that if the State of the Place data item is "WA" then the foreground of the corresponding ListBoxItem is set to Red.

<Window.Resources>
  <c:Places x:Key="PlacesData"/>

  <Style TargetType="ListBoxItem">
    <Style.Triggers>
      <DataTrigger Binding="{Binding Path=State}" Value="WA">
        <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Red" />
      </DataTrigger>	
      <MultiDataTrigger>
        <MultiDataTrigger.Conditions>
          <Condition Binding="{Binding Path=Name}" Value="Portland" />
          <Condition Binding="{Binding Path=State}" Value="OR" />
        </MultiDataTrigger.Conditions>
        <Setter Property="Background" Value="Cyan" />
      </MultiDataTrigger>
    </Style.Triggers>
  </Style>

  <DataTemplate DataType="{x:Type c:Place}">
    <Canvas Width="160" Height="20">
      <TextBlock FontSize="12"
  		   Width="130" Canvas.Left="0" Text="{Binding Path=Name}"/>
      <TextBlock FontSize="12" Width="30"
                 Canvas.Left="130" Text="{Binding Path=State}"/>
    </Canvas>
  </DataTemplate>
</Window.Resources>

<StackPanel>
  <TextBlock FontSize="18" Margin="5" FontWeight="Bold"
    HorizontalAlignment="Center">Data Trigger Sample</TextBlock>
  <ListBox Width="180" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Background="Honeydew"
    ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource PlacesData}}"/>
</StackPanel>

The following example shows two DataTriggers that are defined in a DataTemplate. The DataTemplate is applied to AuctionItem data objects (not shown in this example), which have the property SpecialFeatures. See Data Binding Demo for the complete example.

The first DataTrigger is specified such that if the data object has a SpecialFeatures value of Color, then the item is displayed with a DodgerBlue background with Navy titles. If the data object has a SpecialFeatures value of Highlight, then the second DataTrigger will be active, causing the item to be displayed with an Orange border with a star.

<DataTemplate.Triggers>
    <DataTrigger Binding="{Binding Path=SpecialFeatures}">
        <DataTrigger.Value>
            <src:SpecialFeatures>Color</src:SpecialFeatures>
        </DataTrigger.Value>
      <DataTrigger.Setters>
        <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="DodgerBlue" TargetName="border" />
        <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Navy" TargetName="descriptionTitle" />
        <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Navy" TargetName="currentPriceTitle" />
        <Setter Property="BorderThickness" Value="3" TargetName="border" />
        <Setter Property="Padding" Value="5" TargetName="border" />
      </DataTrigger.Setters>
    </DataTrigger>
    <DataTrigger Binding="{Binding Path=SpecialFeatures}">
        <DataTrigger.Value>
            <src:SpecialFeatures>Highlight</src:SpecialFeatures>
        </DataTrigger.Value>
        <Setter Property="BorderBrush" Value="Orange" TargetName="border" />
        <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Navy" TargetName="descriptionTitle" />
        <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Navy" TargetName="currentPriceTitle" />
        <Setter Property="Visibility" Value="Visible" TargetName="star" />
        <Setter Property="BorderThickness" Value="3" TargetName="border" />
        <Setter Property="Padding" Value="5" TargetName="border" />
    </DataTrigger>
</DataTemplate.Triggers>

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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