[Ironruby-core] Data Binding?

Ivan Porto Carrero ivan at flanders.co.nz
Fri Aug 15 16:02:17 EDT 2008

You can't databind to DLR objects at the moment. You have to define the
properties you want to bind to as strong typed classes.

The IronNails project I mentioned earlier tries to alleviate all of that :)

What you can do is define one class in C# to which you want to bind from
within your control/window
You can define one property in that C# class something like objects. I made
my properties to be from the type ObservableDictionary


public class ViewModel : INotifyPropertyChanged

public ObservableDictionary<string, object> Objects{
//implement property
//implement class

In IronRuby

public MyWindowViewModel < ViewModel


You can then bind to values in the dictionary something like
vm = MyWindowViewModel.new
vm.objects["MyName"] = "The super important text".to_clr_string
view_proxy.data_context = vm.objects

<textbox text="{Binding [MyName]}" />

view_proxy.data_context = vm

<textbox text="{Binding Objects[MyName]}" />

You can index into dictionaries and that way you can get around some of it.
But to bind to properties you need to define those classes in C# at the
moment unfortunately

Hope this helps somewhat

2008/8/15 Sean Clark Hess <seanhess at gmail.com>

> Is it possible to use databinding from within IronRuby?  In this case, I
> want to have a field, @volume on one class, and listen for changes on
> another class.
> Thanks
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