Bind two elements' Visibility to one property


I have two Menu Item elements - "Undelete" and "Delete" who have complementary visibility: when one is shown, the other one is hidden.

In the code of the ViewModel I have a dependency property FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted defined as below:

private bool _filesSelectedCanBeUndeleted; public bool FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted { get { return _filesSelectedCanBeUndeleted; } set { _filesSelectedCanBeUndeleted = value; OnPropertyChanged("FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted"); } }

the XAML for the Undelete button looks like below:

<MenuItem Header="Undelete" Command="{Binding UndeleteCommand }" Visibility="{Binding Path=FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted, Converter={StaticResource BoolToVisConverter}}" >

As you can see the Visibility of the Undelete is bind to the FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted property ( with the help of a BooleanToVisibilityConveter).

Now my question is, how can I write the XAML to bind the Visibility of the Delete button to the "NOT" value of the FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted property?



<a href="http://kentb.blogspot.com/2011/02/booleantovisibilityconverter.html" rel="nofollow">Here</a> is an example of a custom IValueConverter, that allows you to reverse the visibility logic. Basically, one MenuItem will be visible when your view-model property is true, and the other would be collapsed.

So you'd need to define two instances of the converter like so:

<local:BooleanToVisibilityConverter x:Key="BooleanToVisibilityConverter" /> <local:BooleanToVisibilityConverter x:Key="ReversedBooleanToVisibilityConverter" IsReversed="true" />


You can use apply the datatrigger to you menuitem to avoid another property in your viemodel like this -

<MenuItem Header="Delete" Command="{Binding DeleteCommand }"> <MenuItem.Style> <Style TargetType="{x:Type MenuItem}"> <Setter Property="Visibility" Value="Visible" /> <Style.Triggers> <DataTrigger Binding="{Binding FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted}" Value="False"> <Setter Property="Visibility" Value="Collapsed" /> </DataTrigger> </Style.Triggers> </Style> </MenuItem.Style> </MenuItem>


Create new property on your ViewModel and just Negate 'FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted' and then bind to it.


I did something like this a while ago with a simple negation...

private bool _filesSelectedCanBeUndeleted; public bool FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted{ get{ return _filesSelectedCanBeUndeleted; } set{ _filesSelectedCanBeUndeleted = value; OnPropertyChanged("FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted"); // You have also to notify that the second Prop will change OnPropertyChanged("FilesSelectedCanBeDeleted"); }} public bool FilesSelectedCanBeDeleted{ get{ return !FilesSelectedCanBeUndeleted; } }

Xaml could look like this then ....

<MenuItem Header="Delete" Command="{Binding DeleteCommand }" Visibility="{Binding Path=FilesSelectedCanBeDeleted, Converter={StaticResource BoolToVisConverter}}" >


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