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ListBox Data Binding Sample

How to get this code going:
  • Create a Windows Presentation Foundation project named ListBoxSample
  • Add a new class file named Computer.cs
  • Paste the following code into the corresponding files.

Replace the contents of Window1.xaml with this:

<Window x:Class="ListBoxSample.Window1"
    Title="Window1" Height="300" Width="300">
        <DataTemplate x:Key="compTemplate">
                <TextBlock FontSize="14" Text="{Binding Path=Name}" />
                <TextBlock FontSize="10" Text="{Binding Path=Location}" />
                <TextBlock FontSize="10" Text="{Binding Path=Make}" />

    <Grid Name="mainGrid" Background="AntiqueWhite">
        <ListBox Name="computerList" ItemTemplate="{StaticResource compTemplate}" Margin="0,0,0,29" />

        <Button Height="23" Name="button1" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Click="button1_Click">Pick me!</Button>


Replace the contents of Window1.xaml.cs with this:

using System.Windows;

namespace ListBoxSample
    public partial class Window1 : Window
        public Window1()

            computerList.ItemsSource = Computer.SampleComputers();

        private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            Computer selectedComputer = computerList.SelectedItem as Computer;

            if (selectedComputer == null)
                MessageBox.Show("Select something");

            MessageBox.Show("You have selected " + selectedComputer.Name);

Replace the contents of Computer.cs with this:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

namespace ListBoxSample
    public class Computer
        public String Name { get; set; }

        public string Location { get; set; }

        public string Make { get; set; }

        public Computer(String name, String location, String make)
            Name = name;
            Location = location;
            Make = make;

        public static IEnumerable<Computer> SampleComputers()
            List<Computer> result = new List<Computer>();

            result.Add(new Computer("Kitchen PC", "On the kitchen counter", "DELL AX443"));
            result.Add(new Computer("NAS", "Network attached storage", "NSLU2"));
            result.Add(new Computer("Media1", "Media server", "DELL VISTA"));
            result.Add(new Computer("KidPC", "Kids play stuff", "HP1"));
            result.Add(new Computer("XBOX360", "Playing more", "MS"));

            return result;

Compile and run.

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