winui 3 FindAncestor

Simon Ong 21 Reputation points


 In Wpf ,  The below code in a page/usercontrol will get the property value from MainWindow Datacontext. 
                    <TextBlock  Text="{Binding DataContext.Arr[2],RelativeSource={RelativeSource Mode=FindAncestor, AncestorType=Window}}"/>

What is the equivalent in Winui?

Assuming the MainViewModel is set at MainWindow.xaml.cs as

public MainViewModel mvm { get; } = new();



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  1. Jeanine Zhang-MSFT 9,431 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    As far as I'm concerned, the RelativeSource property in WinUI3 is not support the FindAncestor mode.

    If you want to bind to a property of a parent element in the visual tree, you could try to set the ElementName property of the binding to the name of the ancestor element to bind to instead of using a RelativeSource.

    And you could try to create a Custom attached properties that sets the DataContext of the target element to a parent element of a specific type.

    Thank you.


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