[UWP]Question about x:bind syntax... RRS feed

  • Question

  • <ListView.ItemTemplate>
                        <DataTemplate x:DataType="x:String" x:DefaultBindMode="TwoWay">
                            <RelativePanel Width="376" Height="60" Padding="0" Margin="0">
                                <Button Click="Button_Delete_Click" Width="40" Height="40" RelativePanel.AlignRightWithPanel="True" RelativePanel.AlignVerticalCenterWithPanel="True">
                                    <SymbolIcon Symbol="Delete"/>
                                <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical">
                                    <Border Height="30">
                                        <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind IO:Path.GetFileName(?), Mode=OneWay}" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>
                                    <Border Height="30">
                                        <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind}" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>

    how can i set parameter in this case? ( => IO:Path.GetFileName(?) )

    Is there exist equivalent keyword like 'this'?

    Sunday, April 14, 2019 2:49 PM

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  • Hi,

    If you need to set parameter in the function of the x:bind, you need to make sure the parameter is also contained in the data context as a property. Then you could just put the parameter into in ().

    For example, the following code shows how to put the color in the the ColorEntry.Brushify() function.

     <DataTemplate x:DataType="local:ColorEntry">
        <Grid Background="{x:Bind local:ColorEntry.Brushify(Color), Mode=OneWay}" Width="240">
            <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind ColorName}" Foreground="{x:Bind TextColor(Color)}" Margin="10,5" />
    class ColorEntry
        public string ColorName { get; set; }
        public Color Color { get; set; }
        public static SolidColorBrush Brushify(Color c)
            return new SolidColorBrush(c);
        public SolidColorBrush TextColor(Color c)
            return new SolidColorBrush(((c.R * 0.299 + c.G * 0.587 + c.B * 0.114) > 150) ? Colors.Black : Colors.White);

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    Monday, April 15, 2019 7:31 AM
  • Thank you, but I already knew about that.

    I just don't want make new class for DataContext.

    My Listview Bound to ObservableCollection<string>.

    I want to know how to input parameter for method using x:string.

    Monday, April 15, 2019 11:06 AM
  • Hello,

    Specifying "ToString", you may be able to make it work.

        <DataTemplate x:DataType="x:String">
                <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind IO:Path.GetFileName(ToString), Mode=OneWay}"/>

    Monday, April 15, 2019 1:37 PM
  • FEC-4RP/

    that makes a error...

    error CS0103: The name 'TryGet_M_ToString' does not exist in the current context

    Monday, April 15, 2019 2:03 PM
  • Oh so ... In VS2015, it was possible to let XAML compiler yield right code by giving ToString there. But such a trick may be no longer valid. Then, I have no idea. ... It might be better to use IValueConverter.
    Monday, April 15, 2019 3:00 PM