#825 – Two Way Binding for a CheckBox

You can bind the IsChecked property of a CheckBox to a boolean variable, so that the variable will always reflect the current value of the CheckBox in the user interface.

You can also do two-way binding, where the boolean variable changes when the user toggles the CheckBox, but the CheckBox also toggles when the value of the variable changes.

        <Label Content="Things my dog can do:"/>
        <CheckBox Content="Sit" IsChecked="{Binding CanSit, Mode=TwoWay}"/>
        <CheckBox Content="Stay" IsChecked="{Binding CanStay, Mode=TwoWay}"/>
        <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" HorizontalAlignment="Center">
            <Button Content="Report State" Click="btnReportState_Click"
                    Margin="5"/>
            <Button Content="Change State" Click="btnChangeState_Click"
                    Margin="5"/>
        </StackPanel>

Code-behind:

    public partial class MainWindow : Window, INotifyPropertyChanged
    {
        private bool canSit;
        public bool CanSit
        {
            get { return canSit; }
            set
            {
                canSit = value;
                RaisePropertyChanged("CanSit");
            }
        }

        private bool canStay;
        public bool CanStay
        {
            get { return canStay; }
            set
            {
                canStay = value;
                RaisePropertyChanged("CanStay");
            }
        }

        public MainWindow()
        {
            this.InitializeComponent();
            this.DataContext = this;
        }

        private void btnReportState_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            MessageBox.Show(string.Format("Sit: {0}, Stay: {1}", CanSit, CanStay));
        }

        private void btnChangeState_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            CanSit = CanSit ? false : true;
        }

        public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;

        private void RaisePropertyChanged(string propName)
        {
            PropertyChanged(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs(propName));
        }
    }
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2 Responses to #825 – Two Way Binding for a CheckBox

  1. Pingback: Dew Drop – May 22, 2013 (#1,552) | Alvin Ashcraft's Morning Dew

  2. Thank you! This was exactly what I was searching for! 🙂

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