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Posted on 2009-05-07
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In WPF, I had a combo box with an attribute of "Text"  I was able to bind the selected value of the combo box with the following:  Text="{Binding CarrierCriteria.insExpDateOperator}"

In Silverlight, there is no Text attribute.  How do I capture the users selected value?

Here is the element:
<ComboBox >
     <ComboBoxItem Content="&gt;"></ComboBoxItem>
     <ComboBoxItem Content="&gt;="></ComboBoxItem>
     <ComboBoxItem Content="&lt;"></ComboBoxItem>
     <ComboBoxItem Content="&lt;="></ComboBoxItem>
     <ComboBoxItem Content="="></ComboBoxItem>
</ComboBox>

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To capture the user's selected value, you would bind to the "SelectedItem" attribute. With silverlight comboboxes, there is no SelectedValue but you can emulate it. Take a look at this article for more information.

http://blogs.msdn.com/mikehillberg/archive/2009/03/26/implementing-selectedvalue-with-the-silverlight-combobox.aspx
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by:dchau12
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I read that article before and I have already implimented the work around for SelectedValue where my datasources are web service objects.

SelectedItem brings back the whole object.  I am hoping it works for a static list in the combo box.  The web service is down, so I'll test it in a bit when it comes back up.
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