LastBye LastBye - 1 year ago 44
C# Question

binding to a property of an object

I want to bind a series of TextBoxes in a grid into properties of an object which is itself another property in my ViewModel (the DataContext).

consists of

Inside the ViewModel:

public Person CurrentPerson { get; set ... (with OnPropertyChanged)}

Xaml :

<TextBox Text="{Binding Name}" >
<TextBox Text="{Binding Age}" >

I wasn't sure on the approach to use, I set another DataContext in the grid scope, without any result, Also tried setting the source and path like Source=CurrentPerson, Path=Age again without any result, these were for trial and see if there would be any change or not.

How should I achieve this ?

Viv Viv
Answer Source

Does your Person class members Name and Age raise INPC themselves?

If you want to update the value of either Name or Age in the ViewModel and have it reflect in the view, you need them to raise property changed individually inside Person class as well.

The bindings are fine but the view is pretty much not notified of changes from the view model. Also remember UpdateSourceTrigger for a TextBox by default is LostFocus, Setting that to PropertyChanged will update your string in the ViewModel as your typing.

Simple example:

public class Person : INotifyPropertyChanged {
  private string _name;
  public string Name {
    get {
      return _name;

    set {
      if (value == _name)

      _name = value;
      OnPropertyChanged(() => Name);

  // Similarly for Age ...

Now your xaml would be:

<StackPanel DataContext="{Binding CurrentPerson}">
  <TextBox Text="{Binding Name}" />
  <TextBox Margin="15"
            Text="{Binding Age}" />

or you can also bind as suggested by @Kshitij

  <TextBox Text="{Binding CurrentPerson.Name}" />
  <TextBox Margin="15"
            Text="{Binding CurrentPerson.Age}" />

and to update view model as your typing

<StackPanel DataContext="{Binding CurrentPerson}">
  <TextBox Text="{Binding Name, UpdateSourceTrigger=PropertyChanged}" />
  <TextBox Margin="15"
            Text="{Binding Age, UpdateSourceTrigger=PropertyChanged}" />
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