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Don asked on 27 Oct 2009, 02:18 PM
I am binding my grid to an object where one of the properties is a color. I would like to set the background of the cell to that color. additionally I would like to allow the user to use a color picker to change the color when the row is in edit mode. What is the best way to go about that. I have tried a couple of things but I can't seem to get the XAML right for a brush or find the right attribute of the cell to put a binding on. Thanks.

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Pavel Pavlov
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answered on 29 Oct 2009, 02:09 PM
Hi Don,

The blogpost here describes some techniques to colorize cells based on a specific value in the underlying business object.

If these approaches are not applicable I would suggest to place a small UserControl inside the cell. This control should take care to read the value from its DataContext and set its own background to the desired color.

To place your user control you will need to set the CellTemplate property of the column to a DataTemplate containing the user control.

In case you need a sample application with this approach or any additional assistance , just let me know.

Best wishes,
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answered on 29 Oct 2009, 10:52 PM
I finally realized that the object that the grid is bound to is returned as part of the event arguments. Just casting the object and then setting the cell background works great. Thanks for your help.
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