Get the value of comboBox

Posted on 2012-03-27
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
How to get the value of comboBox? My code are as follows; In XAML I have this

 <ComboBox Height="23" Name="cmbDescription" Width="155" HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                              Margin="5,0,0,0" Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="3"
                              Foreground="Red" FontWeight="Bold">
                    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
                        <TextBlock Text="{Binding Description}" />

I want to read it to MessageBox Command as follows

MessageBox.Show(cmbDescription???);  How?
Question by:Whing Dela Cruz
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OCDan earned 167 total points
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is it not just cmbdescription.value

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Aruiz04 earned 166 total points
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You have to convert the selected item to the object type that you are binding ie:

let say your object is Product and has the property named Description

so you convert like this

Product p = (Product)combobox.SelectedItem;

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masterpass earned 167 total points
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cmbDescription.Selection.Value.ToString() ;

hope this helps!

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by:Whing Dela Cruz
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