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Silverlight 2 Combo Box binding sublety!

October 9, 2008

It is vital to bind the ItemsSource before Binding to the SelectedItem!!! Wow, that’s a tough one

This works:

<ComboBox ItemsSource=”{Binding AllCurrencyStrings}” SelectedItem=”{Binding Path=Currency, Mode=TwoWay, Converter={StaticResource ConverterEnumToString}}”/>

this does NOT work:

<ComboBox SelectedItem=”{Binding Path=Currency, Mode=TwoWay, Converter={StaticResource ConverterEnumToString}}” ItemsSource=”{Binding AllCurrencyStrings}” />

I hope someone finds this helpful



XAML PowerTools error revisited

October 7, 2008

Even after a rebuild, I’m getting the following error when trying to generate xaml from a class in an RC0 SilverLight project. 


An intermittent fix seems to be to add a WPF project, and generate xaml from one of those classes – but now I’m stuck (the workaround doesn’t work).  

Does anyone know if these add-ins are easy to debug? Karl did publish the source.  At any rate, any feedback is welcome.



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October 6, 2008

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