Binding to an element inside a data template? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have this style, where the VerticalOffset of the Style needs to be bound to the height of the border inside the template of that style:

    <Style TargetType={x:Type myCustomContextMenu}>

     <Setter Property="VerticalOffset" Value={<BINDING HERE>}>

     <Setter Property="Template">


       <ControlTemplate TargetType={x:Type myCustomContextMenu}>

          <Border Name="MyBorder">

       .........some code here.......




    How do I bind this?

    I tried a lot of thing but nothing works.

    I thought of adding a Code behind file to this ResouceDictionary. I added a Loaded event to the Border and tried using DependencyObject but that doesn't work as I can't inherit from DependencyObject.

    Any idea?

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    Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:08 AM

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  • You could maybe go the brute force approach and add an attached property.

    Bind both to the one property with different modes.

    The border height would be onewaytosource; verticaloffset oneway. 

    Try it with just the Tag of your control first to prove the concept.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thursday, March 22, 2018 10:58 AM
  • Hi vijaykamat,

    Why do you don't bind VerticalOffset property in the Border using TwoWay mode? I think it is easy to do.

    Best Regards,


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    Monday, March 26, 2018 2:13 AM