Filimindji Filimindji - 14 days ago 9
C# Question

StringFormat and Multibinding with Label

I would like to use StringFormat to do someting like this :

<Label x:Name="myLabel">
<Label.Content>
<Multibinding StringFormat="{}{0} - {1}">
<Binding Path="Lib1" />
<Binding Path="Lib2" />
</MultiBinding>
</Label.Content>
</Label>


However, it's doesn't work and I got this error instead :


MultiBinding failed because it has no valid Converter. MultiBindingExpression:target element is 'Label' (Name='myLabel'); target property is 'Content' (type 'Object')


Is there any way to make this code work ?

Answer

You cant bind this because you are trying to bind a string to an object which wont work because StringFormat requires its target to be a string type. You can get around this by either using a TextBlock instead (which has a Text property) or putting the Textblock as the child of the Label:

<Label x:Name="myLabel">
    <Label.Content>
        <TextBlock>
            <TextBlock.Text>
                <MultiBinding StringFormat="{}{0} - {1}">
                    <Binding Path="Lib1" />
                    <Binding Path="Lib2" />
                 </MultiBinding>
            </TextBlock.Text>
        </TextBlock>
    </Label.Content>
</Label>