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WPF - External data binding to controls inside a UserControl

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In my project I am developing a UserControl that has a slider and some other controls inside it. I need to data bind to some of these controls, for example the Minimum, Maximum, and Value of the slider control. As an initial step I have created a Dependency Property on the UserControl for the "Value" property of the slider, it is called "Volume."

	Public Shared ReadOnly volumeProperty As DependencyProperty = DependencyProperty.Register("volume", GetType(Double), GetType(CA_Fader))

	Public Property volume As Double
		Get
			Return CDbl(GetValue(volumeProperty))
		End Get
		Set(value As Double)
			SetValue(volumeProperty, value)
		End Set
	End Property

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The UserControl has this binding for the slider value property:

            <Slider x:Name="slider" Value="{Binding volume, Mode=TwoWay, RelativeSource={RelativeSource AncestorType={x:Type UserControl}}}" Orientation="Vertical" Maximum="1" LargeChange="0.1" SmallChange="0.01" Width="30" Margin="11,4,0,3"/>

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The user control is used on the main form of the application and I attempted to data bind the volume property like this:

                <local:CA_Fader x:Name="slider2" volume="{Binding CuePlayManager.TheMixer.MasterVolume}" Height="140" Width="74" Margin="0,2"/>

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However, when I use the slider the "MasterVolume" property is not being updated.

Any input would be greatly appreciated,
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I have resolved this issue myself, it appears the default binding on my UserControl "volume" property was one-way. I changed the binding as shown below and it now works:

                <local:CA_Fader x:Name="slider2" volume="{Binding CuePlayManager.TheMixer.MasterVolume, Mode-TwoWay}" Height="140" Width="74" Margin="0,2"/>

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