Binding to DataGridDateTimeColumn.Format doesn't update

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Posted 2 months ago by Tony Pulokas
Version: 19.1.0684
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When I assign DataGridDateTimeColumn.Format to a Binding, it gets its initial value from the binding.  However, if the binding source changes, the format does not change.

For a test project, I created a new WPF project in Visual Studio, and set the code as shown below.  If you change the format string in the TextBox, then the format in the standalone DateTimeEditBox updates as expected.  However, the format in the DataGridDateTimeColumn of the first DataGrid remains stuck on the initial value of the format.  In the second DataGrid, I assigned a binding through the ElementStyle.  In the second DataGrid, the format does update as desired.

Although I can use the ElementStyle as shown in the second DataGrid, I expected that the DataGridDateTimeColumn.Format property should have taken care of this.  Am I missing something?

<Window 
    x:Class="DataGridColumn.MainWindow"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:sys="clr-namespace:System;assembly=mscorlib"
    xmlns:editors="http://schemas.actiprosoftware.com/winfx/xaml/editors"
    xmlns:datagrideditors="http://schemas.actiprosoftware.com/winfx/xaml/datagrideditors"
    Title="DataGridColumnExperiment" Height="200" Width="600">
    
    <Grid>
        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto" />
        </Grid.RowDefinitions>
        <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
            <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" />
        </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
        
        <TextBox Width="150" x:Name="FormatStringTextBox" Margin="12"
                 Text="{Binding DateFormat, UpdateSourceTrigger=PropertyChanged}"/>
        
        <editors:DateTimeEditBox 
            Grid.Row="1"
            Format="{Binding DateFormat}" />
        
        <DataGrid
            x:Name="DataGrid1"
            Grid.Column="1" Grid.RowSpan="2" Margin="2"
            AutoGenerateColumns="False"
            CanUserAddRows="False" CanUserDeleteRows="False" CanUserSortColumns="False">
            <DataGrid.Columns>
                <datagrideditors:DataGridDateTimeColumn 
                    Binding="{Binding Mode=OneWay}"
                    Format="{Binding DataContext.DateFormat, Source={x:Reference FormatStringTextBox}}" />
            </DataGrid.Columns>
            
        </DataGrid>

        <DataGrid
            x:Name="DataGrid2"
            Grid.Column="2" Grid.RowSpan="2" Margin="2"
            AutoGenerateColumns="False"
            CanUserAddRows="False" CanUserDeleteRows="False" CanUserSortColumns="False">
            <DataGrid.Columns>
                <datagrideditors:DataGridDateTimeColumn 
                    Binding="{Binding Mode=OneWay}" >
                    <datagrideditors:DataGridDateTimeColumn.ElementStyle>
                        <Style TargetType="editors:DateTimeEditBox">
                            <Setter Property="Format" 
                                    Value="{Binding DataContext.DateFormat, 
                                                    Source={x:Reference FormatStringTextBox}}" />
                        </Style>
                    </datagrideditors:DataGridDateTimeColumn.ElementStyle>
                </datagrideditors:DataGridDateTimeColumn>
            </DataGrid.Columns>

        </DataGrid>

    </Grid>
</Window>
    public partial class MainWindow : Window
    {
        public MainWindow()
        {
            InitializeComponent();

            DataGrid1.ItemsSource = new List<DateTime>
            {
                new DateTime(1818, 10,3,5,8,34),
                new DateTime(1973, 4,8,15,45,12),
                new DateTime(2000, 10,13,13,13,55),
                new DateTime(2028, 1,31,22,8,4)
            };
            DataGrid2.ItemsSource = DataGrid1.ItemsSource;
            DataContext = this;
        }

        public static readonly DependencyProperty DateFormatProperty =
                DependencyProperty.RegisterAttached("DateFormat",
                        typeof(String),
                        typeof(MainWindow),
                        new UIPropertyMetadata("d"));

        public String DateFormat
        {
            get { return (String)GetValue(DateFormatProperty); }
            set { SetValue(DateFormatProperty, value); }
        }

    }

Comments (1)

Posted 2 months ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hello,

It appears that we had a couple pieces missing to support automatically pushing column property changes down to the generated Editors controls.  We've made updates for the next version 22.1 that should resolve this.  We also published the changes in our public Actipro/WPF-Controls repo if you'd like to see them now.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v22.1.0) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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