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Is it Possible to Set the ItemsSource of a Control in a Different Class From A Static Method?

I have an addin (class 1) that allows you to view and filter table records. Below the filters is a ListView control that displays saved queries and a button to open a window that manages those queries. In the window (class 2) you can add, edit, and delete queries. After the user saves changes, I would like to update the ListView control in class 1 from class 2. If possible I would like to use the following syntax:


//Class 1 Static Method:
public static void SetListViewItemsSource(ObservableCollection<Query> queries)
{
      this.listViewControl.ItemsSource = queries;
}

// To Change ItemsSource From Class2:
Class1.SetListViewItemsSource(queryCollection);

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I know this approach is not possible because you cannot use the "this" keyword in a static method. Is there an alternative, WITHOUT having to create and instance of Class1??

Thanks!
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by:dimaj
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This might be a dumb question...
How are you planning to see the control if you are not instantiating Class1?

As far as an approach goes, take a look at events. You could pass data via EventArgs when a query changes.
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Class 1 is already instantiated because it is loaded first. The popup window loads from a button clicked on the Class 1. So, when an update to the user saves changes, in Class 2, I just want to copy the changes/collection to the ItemsSource in Class 1.

The event approach sounds promising, I am not positive how to implement it.
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Thank you for your help!!!
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So, did the events approach work?
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