Example of using PropertyConverter

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  1. Henrique
    Henrique avatar
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    Mar 2017

    Posted 08 Mar 2017 Link to this post

    Is there an example code on how to use the property converter? 

    I need to be able to change the data coming from the model to display in the view. 


    Thank you!

  2. Nikolay Tsonev
    Nikolay Tsonev avatar
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    Posted 08 Mar 2017 Link to this post

    Thank you for contacting us.

    You could review the app/dataform/editors example here, where has been shown an easy way, how to use a converter for DataForm EntityProperty.
    For further help, you could review the below-attached sample code.

    <Page xmlns:navigation="navigation/example-page" loaded="onPageLoaded" xmlns:df="nativescript-telerik-ui-pro/dataform" xmlns="http://www.nativescript.org/tns.xsd">
        <df:RadDataForm id="myDataForm" source="{{ ticketOrder }}">
                <df:EntityProperty name="movie" displayName="Movie Name" index="0" converter="{{ $value }}" valuesProvider="{{ movieNames }}">
                        <df:PropertyEditor type="Picker" />
                <df:EntityProperty name="date" index="1" >
                        <df:PropertyEditor type="DatePicker" />

    import dataFormModule = require("nativescript-telerik-ui-pro/dataform");
    export function onPageLoaded(args) {
        var page = args.object;
        page.bindingContext = new TicketViewModel();
    export class TicketViewModel implements dataFormModule.PropertyConverter {
        private _ticketOrder: TicketOrder;
        private _movies: Array<Movie>;
        private _movieNames: Array<String>;
        constructor() {
        get ticketOrder() {
            if (!this._ticketOrder) {
                this._ticketOrder = new TicketOrder();
            return this._ticketOrder;
        get movies() {
            if (!this._movies) {
                this._movies = new Array<Movie>();
                this._movies.push(new Movie(123, "Zootopia"));
                this._movies.push(new Movie(217, "Captain America"));
                this._movies.push(new Movie(324, "The Jungle Book"));
            return this._movies;
        get movieNames() {
            if (!this._movieNames) {
                this._movieNames = this.movies.map((value: Movie) => value.name);
            return this._movieNames;
        convertFrom(id: number) {
            return this.movies.filter((movie: Movie) => movie.id == id)[0].name;
        convertTo(name: string) {
            return this.movies.filter((movie: Movie) => movie.name == name)[0].id;
    export class Movie {
        public id: number;
        public name: string;
        constructor(id: number, name: string) {
            this.id = id;
            this.name = name;
    export class TicketOrder {
        public movie: number = 123;
        public date: string = "2016-04-06";
        constructor() {

    Let me know, whether this helps or if I could assist you further.
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