#1,092 – An Example of Using a CommandTarget

Setting the CommandTarget property allows an element executing a routed command to initiate the routing of a command with a different element.

In the example below, clicking on the Button initiates a Paste command, but the routed command originates with a TextBox rather than the button.  In this particular case, because a TextBox implicitly has a command binding for the Paste command, text currently in the paste buffer is automatically pasted into the TextBox.  No code-behind is required in order for this to work.

<Window x:Class="WpfApplication1.MainWindow"
        Title="Commands" Width="320" Height="220">

        <TextBox Name="txtSomeText"
                 Width="220" Height="25" Margin="10"/>
        <Button Content="Paste"
                CommandTarget="{Binding ElementName=txtSomeText}"
                Margin="10" Padding="10,3"
                HorizontalAlignment="Center" />



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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 #1,092 – An Example of Using a CommandTarget

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