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How to Bind Grid to a DataSource in Windows Phone using C#

How to Data Bind an Object to ListBox Control using C#.NET / Data Templates in C# Windows Phone Application

My director friend Kee Ran was pestering for an App that provides a list of Girivalam (a circumambulation) dates for his assistance. Attempted the same using Silverlight Data Template (Listbox) . The original grid as shown below:

 
 
 

It's been quite sometime since we had used a databinding (How to Bind an Object to TextBox)  First things first, let us create a class that will hold this data

public class GirivalamDates

{

public string GirivalamMonth { get; set; }

public string GirivalamStartDt { get; set; }

public string GirivalamStartTime { get; set; }

public string GirivalamStartDay { get; set; }

public string GirivalamEndDt { get; set; }

public string GirivalamEndTime { get; set; }

public string GirivalamEndDay { get; set; }



}

}


Once the class is created, create some objects of this type and it to a List.

    gDates = new List();
            gDates.Add(new GirivalamDates
            {
                GirivalamMonth = "Mon",
                GirivalamStartDt = "Start",
                GirivalamStartTime = "Date",
                GirivalamStartDay = "   ",
                GirivalamEndDt = "End  ",
                GirivalamEndTime = "Date",
                GirivalamEndDay = "   "
            }); 
Add more to the List and then, create the XAML for the same




 


<StackPanel x:Name="ContentPanel" Margin="12,0" Grid.Row="1">



<ScrollViewer HorizontalScrollBarVisibility="Visible">



<ListBox

Name

="myItemsControl" VerticalAlignment="Top">



<ItemsControl.ItemTemplate>



<DataTemplate>



<Grid>



<Grid.ColumnDefinitions>



<ColumnDefinition Width="100"/>



<ColumnDefinition Width="100"/>



<ColumnDefinition Width="100"/>



<ColumnDefinition Width="100"/>



<ColumnDefinition Width="100"/>



<ColumnDefinition Width="100"/>



<ColumnDefinition Width="100"/>



</Grid.ColumnDefinitions>









<TextBlock


Grid.Column="0" Text="{Binding GirivalamMonth}"


FontSize="{StaticResource PhoneFontSizeMedium}"


/>



<TextBlock


Grid.Column="1" Text="{Binding GirivalamStartDt}"


FontSize="{StaticResource PhoneFontSizeMedium}"


/>



<TextBlock


Grid.Column="2" Text="{Binding GirivalamStartTime}"


FontSize="{StaticResource PhoneFontSizeMedium}"


/>



<TextBlock


Grid.Column="3" Text="{Binding GirivalamStartDay}"


FontSize="{StaticResource PhoneFontSizeMedium}"


/>



<TextBlock


Grid.Column="4" Text="{Binding GirivalamEndDt}"


FontSize="{StaticResource PhoneFontSizeMedium}"


/>



<TextBlock


Grid.Column="5" Text="{Binding GirivalamEndTime}"


FontSize="{StaticResource PhoneFontSizeMedium}"


/>



<TextBlock


Grid.Column="6" Text="{Binding GirivalamEndDay}"


FontSize="{StaticResource PhoneFontSizeMedium}"


/>



</Grid>



</DataTemplate>



</ItemsControl.ItemTemplate>



</ListBox>

</

ScrollViewer>



</StackPanel>

The TextBlock's Text attribute is bound to the appropriate property of the GirivalamDates class.

Finally bind the ListBox control to the gDates object.

myItemsControl.ItemsSource = gDates;


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