ArgumentException while binding

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  1. Petr
    Petr avatar
    1 posts
    Member since:
    Dec 2012

    Posted 21 Dec 2012 Link to this post


    I am evaluating the telerik chart component (trial version) for its suitability for our software project, and can not bring the RadCartesianChart to work.  

    I am trying to put a new view atop of an existing viewmodel, and bind the chart data to a property of type ObeservableCollection<KeyValuePair<int, double>>. When the collection is empty its ok, but when trying to populate it, I get
    ArgumentException: Dynamic getter is not supported for value types. 

    Any idea why this happens and what the solution is? 

    My code: View:
    <telerik:RadCartesianChart Grid.Row="1">
                    <telerik:ScatterLineSeries XValueBinding="Key"
                           ItemsSource="{Binding Path=DataSeries}">

    And the view model:
    // populated in Constructor
           private ObservableCollection<KeyValuePair<int, double>> mTempRandomData = new ObservableCollection<KeyValuePair<int, double>>();       
           private ObservableCollection < KeyValuePair <int, double> > mDataSeries = new ObservableCollection < KeyValuePair < int, double > > ();
            public ObservableCollection<KeyValuePair<int, double>> DataSeries
                get { return mDataSeries; }
                set { mDataSeries = value; RaisePropertyChanged ( ()=>DataSeries );
            private void DoResetData ( )
                DataSeries = new ObservableCollection < KeyValuePair < int, double > > ();
            private void DoAddRandomData()
                DoResetData (  );            
                DataSeries = mTempRandomData;
  2. Petar Marchev
    Petar Marchev avatar
    968 posts

    Posted 25 Dec 2012 Link to this post

    Hello Petr,

    When creating the XValueBinding (and the other bindings) in XAML, the parser creates a PropertyNameDataPointBinding and sets it to the XValueBinding (help topic here). This type of binding can only work with reference types and not with value types. Since the KeyValuePair is a struct - the chart cannot work with it, thus the exception is thrown.

    You can use another type of DataPointBinding we have  - the GenericDataPointBinding. This is how you can use it:
    var dpb = new GenericDataPointBinding<KeyValuePair<int, double>, int>();
    dpb.ValueSelector = pair => pair.Key;
    scatterSeries.XValueBinding = dpb;

    Do try this and see how it goes. Let us know if you need further assistance.

    Kind regards,
    Petar Marchev
    the Telerik team

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