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Samuel Fernandes
Samuel Fernandes

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Posted on    September-23-2013 7:48 AM


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Imagine, I have a button and a binding:

<Button Content="{Binding Path=FailOverStrings.ConfigTestBtn, Source={StaticResource    ResourceWrapper}}></Button>

Now I want to setup an array of such buttons:

        <Grid >





                            <Button Content="{Binding Title}" />






I will create a collection in the code behind but how to say that 'Title' which is equal to 'ConfigTestBtn' is not really a string 'ConfigTestBtn' itself but is a name of a property of FailOverStrings ?

Some kind of an indirection in binding. I suppose I can write a converter to do it, but is it really necessary?

Pravesh Singh

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Posted on    September-23-2013 8:21 AM

Hi Samuel,

Suppose you have a class like below.

public class FailOverStrings


    public FailOverStrings()


        ConfigTestBtn = "Actual value";


    public string ConfigTestBtn { get; set; }


Then your converter can look like this

public class PropertNameToValueConverter : IValueConverter


    public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)


        string retValue = string.Empty;

        FailOverStrings settings = new FailOverStrings();

        foreach(PropertyInfo pinfo in settings.GetType().GetProperties())


            if (pinfo.Name == value.ToString())


                retValue = pinfo.GetValue(settings, null).ToString();



        return retValue;


    public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)


        throw new NotImplementedException();



And using this converter in button like this


    <local:PropertNameToValueConverter x:Key="PropertNameToValueConverter"></local:PropertNameToValueConverter>



    <Button Content="{Binding ElementName=myWindow, Path=PropertyName, Converter={StaticResource ResourceKey=PropertNameToValueConverter}}" Width="100" Height="30" />


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