#449 – Data Binding Elements in a Collection to a Grid, part II

This post continues with the goal of binding a collection of elements to a Grid, with each object’s Row and Column properties indicating where in the Grid it should be located.  Last time we set the ItemsPanel property of an ItemsControl to order things in an 8×8 grid.  We also set the ItemTemplate property to include a Label with attached Grid.Row and Grid.Column properties.

In this post, we create a series of ChessPiece elements at runtime, representing a series of chess pieces.

            ChessPieces = new ObservableCollection<ChessPiece>();
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("QR-Blk", 1, 1));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("QN-Blk", 1, 2));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("QB-Blk", 1, 3));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("Q-Blk", 1, 4));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("K-Blk", 1, 5));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("KB-Blk", 1, 6));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("KN-Blk", 1, 7));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("KR-Blk", 1, 8));

            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("P1-Blk", 2, 1));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("P2-Blk", 2, 2));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("P3-Blk", 2, 3));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("P4-Blk", 2, 4));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("P5-Blk", 2, 5));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("P6-Blk", 2, 6));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("P7-Blk", 2, 7));
            ChessPieces.Add(new ChessPiece("P8-Blk", 2, 8));
            OnPropertyChanged("ChessPieces");

About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #449 – Data Binding Elements in a Collection to a Grid, part II

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