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FrameworkElementSetBinding Method

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Attaches a binding to this element, based on the provided source property name as a path qualification to the data source.

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

public BindingExpression SetBinding(
	DependencyProperty dp,
	string path
BindingExpression^ SetBinding(
	DependencyProperty^ dp,
	String^ path
member SetBinding : 
        dp:DependencyProperty *
        path:string -> BindingExpression
Public Function SetBinding (
	dp As DependencyProperty,
	path As String
) As BindingExpression



Identifies the destination property where the binding should be established.


The source property name or the path to the property used for the binding.

Return Value


Records the conditions of the binding. This return value can be useful for error checking.

This method is a convenience method for calling BindingOperationsSetBinding, which passes the current instance as the DependencyObject, and creates a new Binding based on the provided path parameter. This signature is more convenient if you are establishing a simple default binding. If you need to specify any binding properties to non-default conditions, or want to use a MultiBinding or PriorityBinding,you should use the SetBinding signature.

The following example sets a binding using a specific path.

myDataObject = new MyData(System.DateTime.Now);
root.DataContext = myDataObject;
myText.SetBinding(TextBlock.TextProperty, "MyDataProperty");
myDataObject = New MyData(Date.Now)
root.DataContext = myDataObject
myText.SetBinding(TextBlock.TextProperty, "MyDataProperty")
.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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