BindingExpression Class

Contains information about a single binding within a Binding object.

Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
  System.Windows.Expression
    System.Windows.Data.BindingExpressionBase
      System.Windows.Data.BindingExpression

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public NotInheritable Class BindingExpression _
    Inherits BindingExpressionBase
public sealed class BindingExpression : BindingExpressionBase

The BindingExpression type exposes the following members.

Properties

  Name Description
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone DataItem Gets the binding source object that this BindingExpression uses.
Public propertySupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ParentBinding Returns the Binding object of the current BindingExpression.

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Methods

  Name Description
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodSupported by Silverlight for Windows Phone UpdateSource Sends the current binding target value to the binding source property in TwoWay bindings.

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Remarks

A Binding object can be used by multiple binding targets. The BindingExpression class, however, represents a single binding. You can retrieve a BindingExpression instance from a binding target by calling its FrameworkElement.GetBindingExpression method. You can then use the BindingExpression to call the UpdateSource method. This is useful to control when values are copied from the binding target to the binding source. For more information, see Data Binding.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates how to use this method.

<TextBox x:Name="textBox1" Text="{Binding Test, Mode=TwoWay, UpdateSourceTrigger=Explicit}" />
<Button Content="Update" Click="Button_Click" />
Public Class TestData
    Private testValue As String
    Public Property Test() As String
        Get
            Return testValue
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            testValue = value
        End Set
    End Property
End Class

Private data As TestData

Public Sub New()

    InitializeComponent()

    data = New TestData
    With data
        .Test = "one"
    End With

    textBox1.DataContext = data

End Sub

Private Sub Button_Click(ByVal sender As Object, _
    ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs)

    Dim expression As BindingExpression = _
        textBox1.GetBindingExpression(TextBox.TextProperty)
    MessageBox.Show("Before UpdateSource, Test = " & data.Test)
    expression.UpdateSource()
    MessageBox.Show("After UpdateSource, Test = " & data.Test)

End Sub
public class TestData
{
    public String Test { get; set; }
}

TestData data;

public MainPage()
{
    InitializeComponent();
    data = new TestData { Test = "one" };
    textBox1.DataContext = data;
}

private void Button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    BindingExpression expression = textBox1.GetBindingExpression(TextBox.TextProperty);
    MessageBox.Show("Before UpdateSource, Test = " + data.Test);
    expression.UpdateSource();
    MessageBox.Show("After UpdateSource, Test = " + data.Test);
}

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.