Generic Boolean to Text Converter

Generic Boolean to Text Converter

by JBrooks 20. July 2012 11:52
I’ve seen this done a few different ways, but I think this is the best way because you can reuse it. Below is the converter, notice the 2 public properties.
public class BoolToTextConverter : IValueConverter
{
    public string TrueText { get; set; }
    public string FalseText { get; set; }

    public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, 
                                                   System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
    {
        return ((bool)value) ? TrueText : FalseText;
    }

    public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter,
                                                  System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
    {
        throw new NotImplementedException();
    }

}
Then in your XAML resource section you would set the properties:
<localHelpers:BoolToTextConverter x:Key="boolToTextConverter">
    <localHelpers:BoolToTextConverter.TrueText>
        Sent
    </localHelpers:BoolToTextConverter.TrueText>
    <localHelpers:BoolToTextConverter.FalseText>
        Not Sent
    </localHelpers:BoolToTextConverter.FalseText>
</localHelpers:BoolToTextConverter>
So this is setting the 2 public properties. The final part is to bind this to the TextBox, in this example I’m binding to a boolean property named “sent”. The result is that the text will be “Sent” if it is true and “Not Sent” if it is false.
<TextBlock Text="{Binding Path=sent, Converter={StaticResource boolToTextConverter}}"
            VerticalAlignment="Center" Margin="4"  
            TextAlignment="Center" />

Tags:

Silverlight | Development | XAML

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