Posts Tagged ‘databinding’

Silverlight – Databinding ListBox

misc_vol4_063 A couple of weeks ago I introduced the concept of databinding in Silverlight.  If you missed it you might want to go take a look because this post assumes you know the basics already.

You should remember that databinding in Silverlight has very little to do with databases and everything to do with data.  We’ve already looked at how to bind a basic property to an attribute in our XAML, but what if our XAML represents a list?  How do we bind to it?

It’s actually pretty nearly the same as last week.  Let’s start with our basic class again:

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Friday Books – Data-Driven Services with SL2

DataDrivenServicesWithSilverlight2 This comprehensive book teaches you how to build data-rich business applications with Silverlight 2 that draw on multiple sources of data. Packed with reusable examples, Data-Driven Services with Silverlight 2 covers all of the data access and web service tools you need, including data binding, the LINQ data querying component, RESTful and SOAP web service calls, and Microsoft’s new ADO.NET Data Services and the ADO.NET Framework. With this book, you will:

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Silverlight – Databinding

When I was learning DataBinding in both .NET 1.0 and .NET 2.0, I quickly discovered that most of what I learned about DataBinding for ASP.NET was useless as I moved to Windows Forms and what I learned about DataBinding for Windows Forms was useless when it came to developing for ASP.NET.

So it really shouldn’t be much of a surprise that DataBinding in Silverlight has little to nothing to do with DataBinding in ASP.NET or Windows Forms.

While there ARE similarities between the three, you’ll do yourself a huge favor if you remember that you aren’t in Kansas anymore and start from scratch.

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