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Jayden Bell
Jayden Bell

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Posted on    January-28-2014 11:43 PM

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I have a custom class for a combobox having following properties:

public IEnumerable<object> ItemsSource


    get { return (IEnumerable<object>)GetValue(ItemsSourceProperty); }



        SetValue(ItemsSourceProperty, value);



public string DisplayMemberPath


    get { return (string)GetValue(DisplayMemberPathProperty); }

    set { SetValue(DisplayMemberPathProperty, value); }


where ItemsSourceProperty,DisplayMemberPathProperty are the dependency properties already registered.

Now if ItemSource has a list of custom objects :{id int, name string}. and DisplayMemberPath has value:'name' or 'id'. How can I access 'name' or 'id' properties of my object ?

Pravesh Singh

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Posted on    January-29-2014 12:43 AM

Hi Jayden,

It's not entirely clear why you need to do this binding yourself (when WPF does a lot of this for you), but this might work:

foreach (object item in ItemsSource)


    var property = item.GetType().GetProperty(DisplayMemberPath);

    var value = property.GetValue(item, null);

    // Use the value here


Note that this will be pretty slow, and will only handle a single property name (rather than a full path). There are more complex alternatives which would perform better, but I'd probably go with the simplest approach first.

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