#1,137 – Value Converter Basics
August 15, 2014 Leave a comment
A value converter is a class that knows how to convert data as part of the data binding process. It can convert data in two directions:
- From the data type of a bound property to the data type required by the attribute that is binding to the property (output)
- From the data type of an attribute to the data type of a bound property (input)
A value converter implements the IValueConverter interface. IValueConverter.Convert is used for output, converting from a bound property value to the type required by an attribute. For example, you might have a integer property that you bind to and use in setting the background color of a particular control.
IValueConverter.ConvertBack is used for input, converting from an attribute’s value to a bound property.