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Format bound value in xaml with formatString from resx-file

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Andreas
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Andreas asked on 18 May 2011, 10:20 AM
Hi,

I have a RadMenuItem. Its header is bound to a  property of the DataContext. In addition I need the Header-Text to be formatted in the XAML with a String given in a resource file.

I tried the following which does NOT work:
<telerikNav:RadMenuItem StaysOpenOnClick="False">
     <telerikNav:RadMenuItem.Header>
            <TextBlock Text="{Binding name, StringFormat={Binding TXT001, Source={StaticResource ImpRes}}}">"></TextBlock>
     </telerikNav:RadMenuItem.Header>
</telerikNav:RadMenuItem>

In the forum I found someone doing this using the following code:
<MenuItem.Header>
    <TextBlock Text="{Binding Path=Name,
                 StringFormat={Resx
                 resxName=PSSPECApplication.Controls.ProjectControlResources,Key=load_ContextMenu_Save_Header},
                  Mode=OneWay}" />
</MenuItem.Header>

With this code I have the problem, that I don't know where Resx resxName, ... come from.

Could please someone provide me with a working example.

Thanks,
Stefan

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Hristo
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answered on 19 May 2011, 08:16 AM
Hello Stefan,

You cannot bind to DataContext and set Source or RelativeSource at the same time.
One possible workaround is to use Converter property of Binding object and set some special converter that will get the Name property and then format it according to the Resource file.

Let us know if you need more information.

Greetings,
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answered on 19 May 2011, 09:06 AM
Hello Hristo,

I already use a converter and this works fine. I was just wondering if there is a solution to this problem without having to create an additional converter class.

Thanks for your help,
Stefan
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Hristo
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answered on 20 May 2011, 01:46 PM
Hello Stefan,

I don't think converter can be avoided here.
I think in Silverlight 5 this can be done with MarkupExtensions.

Kind regards,
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