WPF - Bind To Code Property in XAML

You defined following property in your Avalon Window's code:

Public Class Window1
  ...

  Public Readonly Property Special As String
   Return "Text"
  End Property

End Class


Now you want to bind your property Special to a control:
<TextBlock Text="{DataBinding Path=Special}" />
But your TextBlock will stay cleared :( You can bind your TextBlock using Source Code but I prefer an other solution:

First: You can bind controls to element's properites.
 e.g. <TextBlock Background="{DataBinding Path=Background, ElementName=stackpanel1}" />
 This would bind a TextBlocks Background color to stackpanel1's background color.

Second: This also works with an Avalon Window.

When you assign a Name to the Window you can bind properties of controls to the Avalon Window's properties.
eg: <Window Name="w1" ... >
<TextBlock Text="{DataBinding Path=Special, ElementName=w1}" />


Now you can bind your controls to any of your Window's properties.


  • Xaml Properties like ActualHeight, Width, Background etc.

  • Code Properties like our Special sample

  • MyApp's properties using the Window's MyApplication property

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