How to dynamically add UserControl to ItemsControl?


I have a WPF UserControl which is dynamically created at runtime. Depending on user interaction, from 1-5 of these controls is created and should be added to the UI.

I have an ObservableCollection<PlayerSpec> PlayerSpecViews in the xaml.cs code-behind.

Initially I tried using a Grid and dynamically adding RowDefinitions but that wasn't working. The control would be scaled down in size.

Then I tried using an ItemsControl but the binding was not adding the Control but instead the type name.

How can I use databinding to have the control added and placed in a vertical manner? Bonus info might include vertical scroll bar if needed.

My current XAML and binding are as follows:

<ItemsControl Name="PlayerSpecItems" HorizontalContentAlignment="Stretch" ItemsSource="{Binding Source=PlayerSpecViews}"> <ItemsControl.ItemTemplate> <DataTemplate> <StackPanel HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" Height="95" Width="175" Margin="1"> <local:PlayerSpec/> </StackPanel> </DataTemplate> </ItemsControl.ItemTemplate> </ItemsControl>

<strong>Classes XAML</strong>:

<!-- PlayerSpec --> <Border Style="{StaticResource InnerBorder}" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch"> <Grid> <Grid.ColumnDefinitions> <ColumnDefinition Width="50"/> <ColumnDefinition Width="98"/> <ColumnDefinition Width="21"/> </Grid.ColumnDefinitions> <Grid.RowDefinitions> <RowDefinition Height="25"/> <RowDefinition Height="*"/> </Grid.RowDefinitions> <Label Style="{StaticResource DefaultFont}" Grid.Column="0" Grid.Row="0" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalContentAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" HorizontalContentAlignment="Right" Margin="1" Content="Name"/> <TextBox Style="{StaticResource DefaultFont}" Name="PlayerName" Background="Transparent" Grid.Column="1" Grid.Row="0" Margin="1"/> <Grid Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" Grid.Row="1"> <Grid.ColumnDefinitions> <ColumnDefinition Width="25"/> <ColumnDefinition Width="25"/> <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/> </Grid.ColumnDefinitions> <Grid.RowDefinitions> <RowDefinition Height="25"/> <RowDefinition Height="25"/> </Grid.RowDefinitions> <Label Style="{StaticResource DefaultFont}" Grid.Column="2" Grid.Row="0" VerticalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalContentAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" HorizontalContentAlignment="Stretch" Content="Automaton"/> <RadioButton GroupName="PlayerTypeGroup" Name="PlayerAutomaton" Grid.Column="1" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" Grid.Row="0" Grid.IsSharedSizeScope="True" VerticalAlignment="Center"> </RadioButton> <Label Style="{StaticResource DefaultFont}" Grid.Column="2" Grid.Row="1" VerticalAlignment="Center" VerticalContentAlignment="Center" HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" HorizontalContentAlignment="Stretch" Content="Human"/> <RadioButton GroupName="PlayerType" Name="PlayerHuman" Grid.Column="1" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" Grid.Row="1" Grid.IsSharedSizeScope="True" VerticalAlignment="Center"> </RadioButton> </Grid> </Grid> </Border>


Issues with your code

<ul><li>ItemsControl does not have its scrollbar so need to add an ScrollViewer</li> <li>Binding source of ItemsControl's ItemsSource is set to PlayerSpecViews which does not look normal, I expect it to be from datacontext</li> <li>Stack panel is not serving any purpose in data template</li> </ul>

so your revised code is

<ScrollViewer> <ItemsControl Name="PlayerSpecItems" HorizontalContentAlignment="Stretch" ItemsSource="{Binding PlayerSpecViews}"> <ItemsControl.ItemTemplate> <DataTemplate> <local:PlayerSpec Margin="1"/> </DataTemplate> </ItemsControl.ItemTemplate> </ItemsControl> </ScrollViewer>

So this code should be rendering local:PlayerSpec for every item you have in your PlayerSpecViews collection subjected to correct binding


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