#1,083 – Setting CommandBindings in XAML

You can configure command bindings in code-behind, adding a CommandBinding object to a top-level window’s CommandBindings collection, as follows:

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

            this.CommandBindings.Add(new CommandBinding(ApplicationCommands.Open,
                Executed_Open, CanExecute_Open));
        }

You can set this command binding up in XAML, rather than in code-behind.  Below is an example of doing the same binding in XAML.

<Window x:Class="WpfApplication1.MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="Commands" Width="320" Height="220">

    <Window.CommandBindings>
        <CommandBinding Command="ApplicationCommands.Open"
                        Executed="Executed_Open"
                        CanExecute="CanExecute_Open"/>
    </Window.CommandBindings>

    <StackPanel>
        <Button Content="Open" Command="ApplicationCommands.Open"
                Margin="10" Padding="10,3"
                HorizontalAlignment="Center" />
        <CheckBox Content="Can Open" IsChecked="{Binding CanOpenIsChecked}"
                  Margin="10"/>
    </StackPanel>
</Window>

This assumes that you’ve defined the following methods in code-behind:

        public void Executed_Open(object sender, ExecutedRoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            MessageBox.Show("Executing the Open command");
        }

        public void CanExecute_Open(object sender, CanExecuteRoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            e.CanExecute = CanOpenIsChecked;
        }
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