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I am fairly new to MVVM and WPF and I am trying to get two bits of information about listbox and combobox.
When loading either with data I know about the DisplayMemberPath how do I add a hidden or value binding?

When selecting an item in either what event do I use to bind to and is there a good guide about doing this ?

<ComboBox x:Name="cboProductType" ItemsSource="{Binding ProductType}" DisplayMemberPath=" ProductTypeName" Grid.Column="1" Margin="111,72,348,164"/>

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Please let me know what you mean by "hidden or value" ? you have a initial item before loading ?

"...What event do I use..."
xaml
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<ComboBox MaxHeight="25" ItemsSource="{Binding MySource}" SelectedItem="{Binding SelectedItem, Mode=TwoWay}" />

ViewModel which have the source or data for the combobox
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List<string> _source = new List<string>{"Item 1", "Item 2", "Item 3"};
string _selectedItem = null;

Below property should be used in the xaml ((implement the INotifyPropertyChanged interface while setting the _source))
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Public List<string> MySource { get { return _source; } }


property which holds the selected item
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public string SelectedItem { get { return _selectedItem; } set { _selectedItem = value; //NotifyPropertyChanged} }
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I had not appreciated I was loading the object so the selecteditem binding solved the problem for me.  I come from a winforms background and you can have a display and a value item but in WPF that seems unnecessary.  

For the true hero status how do I get these items to refresh when new items are added to the observable collection?  A little cheeky I know but go to try it on :)
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Posed the cheeky question seperatly
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Can i have the link for that cheeky question please.... Here is the answer for cheeky question. If you have observerable collection as your "source" then adding and deletion will be take care automatically by the binding engine.
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