Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Databinding and Nullable Types

In this article (Using WPF Binding StringFormat property with nullable types) Karl Shifflett describes how to bind to properties that have a nullable type.

In summary, use TargetNullValue property of the binding like this:
Text="{Binding Path=NumberOfComputers,
TargetNullValue={x:Static sys:String.Empty},
StringFormat=\{0:D\}}" />

TargetNullValue requires .NET 3.5 Framework Service Pack 1. Previously this would have required a IValueConverter class to deal with the Null values.

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