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Randy Hompesch
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Randy Hompesch asked on 10 Jan 2017, 07:35 PM

I have the following xaml for a button in the column header of my gridview.

<telerik:GridViewDataColumn Width="auto" >
        <Button Content="Add New" x:Name="cmdAddNew"
            Command="{Binding DataContext.AddCommand,
                                  RelativeSource={RelativeSource FindAncestor,
                                  AncestorType={x:Type UserControl}}}"


When I run the app I get the following error:

System.Windows.Data Error: 4 : Cannot find source for binding with reference 'RelativeSource FindAncestor, AncestorType='System.Windows.Controls.UserControl', AncestorLevel='1''. BindingExpression:Path=DataContext.AddCommand; DataItem=null; target element is 'Button' (Name='cmdAddNew'); target property is 'Command' (type 'ICommand')

I can't make heads or tails of what is wrong.

The really strange part is if I add a click handler to my view and call:

    var vm = (TechniquesViewModel) this.DataContext;


Everything works perfect.

What am I missing? I know I shouldn't be putting that code in my view, but I can't make it work with the xaml I have.

Thanks ... Ed




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Ivan Ivanov
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answered on 11 Jan 2017, 09:10 AM

I tried to replicate the issue on my side, following the described approach, but I did not have any relevant results? Can you please have a look at the attached project and tell me whether there are any notable differences between your approach and mine?

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