Get one element from an ItemsControl and binding to a Button


I have an ItemsControl:

<ItemsControl x:Name="myList" ItemTemplateSelector="{DynamicResource mySelectorTemplate}" ItemsPanel="{StaticResource myPanelTemplate}"/>

I want to take one of the items and make a button with his logic:

<Button Style="{StaticResource myButtonStyle}"/>

One of the items of myList has a boolean with true value. This is the item with which the button will be made:

Private myCollection As ObservableCollection(Of Items.Subitems) myList.ItemsSource = myCollection

When myCollection.myBooolean = true, is the field that gives to the item this special treatment.

What would be an efficient way to do this?


There are many possibilitys for this - but this looks like the best way.

You want to use a DataTemplateSelector. You can choose n DataTemplates with this by your own overwritten logic.


Sample Class:

public class MySampleClass { public string Name; public bool MyFlag; }

Sample Template Selector

public class MyTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector { public DataTemplate IsTrueTemplate { get; set; } public DataTemplate IsFalseTemplate { get; set; } public override DataTemplate SelectTemplate(object item, DependencyObject container) { MySampleClass temp = item as MySampleClass; if(temp != null) { if (temp.MyFlag) { return IsTrueTemplate; } else { return IsFalseTemplate; } // And so on } else { return base.SelectTemplate(item, container); } } }

Usage in XAML

<ListBox> <ListBox.ItemTemplateSelector> <example:MyTemplateSelector> <example:MyTemplateSelector.IsTrueTemplate> <DataTemplate> <StackPanel> <Button Style="{StaticResource myButtonStyle}" /> <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}" /> </StackPanel> </DataTemplate> </example:MyTemplateSelector.IsTrueTemplate> <example:MyTemplateSelector.IsFalseTemplate> <DataTemplate> <TextBlock Text="{Binding Name}" /> </DataTemplate> </example:MyTemplateSelector.IsFalseTemplate> </example:MyTemplateSelector> </ListBox.ItemTemplateSelector> </ListBox>

example is your DataTemplateSelector-Namespace. I would recommend you - to store the DataTemplates in the Resources and set it via StaticResource.


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