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Data binding control to object property

Posted on 2004-08-20
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I have a custom object with several properties.  When I bind the controls (e.g. textbox's text property) to a property of the object, it works fine.  However, when I update the object in code (change the properties programmatically), the changes are not reflected in the bound controls.  Is there a way to cause the changes to the property to be propagated to the controls?
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Question by:Jetgunner
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by:eternal_21
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In you custom object you need this code:

  public event System.ComponentModel.PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;

and when you change a property (e.g. MyProperty), you raise a PropertyChanged event:

    private object myProperty;
    public object MyProperty
    {
      get { return myProperty; }
      set
      {
        if(myProperty!=value)
        {
          myProperty = value;

          if(PropertyChanged!=null)
            PropertyChanged(this, new System.ComponentModel.PropertyChangedEventArgs("MyProperty"));
        }
      }
    }
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by:eternal_21
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Oops!  I didn't realize that I was in VB... give the points to anyone that can convert that :)
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by:Jetgunner
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I added that code to my application (in vb of course).  When I trace through the app, I can see that the PropertyChanged  event does get raised when I change a property, but that doesn't seem to change the bound fields.
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eternal_21 earned 125 total points
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Can you give this a try?  Change your code:

  public event System.EventHandler MyPropertyChanged;

And then call:

  if(MyPropertyChanged!=null)
     MyPropertyChanged(this, new System.EventArgs());
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If you property is called "CustomProperty1", you must call the event "CustomProperty1Changed"
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