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A bit larger question this time but i hope it's only alot of code and the solution is short, simple and easy and the problem is only becouse of my temporary impairment.

I need to create ItemsSource to my CustomControl. The problem is the control is using to filter records in grid view so in MVVM pattern i need some databindings with various DataContexts.
Here are main parts of code:

View with GridView bounded to certain source:

    <observable:DocTypeNames x:Key="DocTypesList" Value="{Binding TypeNamesList}"/>

Static resource bounded to List in ViewModel (working fine - can be bounded to any control)

<wfcGrid:WFGridViewDataColumn Width="200" IsSortable="True" DataMemberBinding="{Binding CategoryName}">
        <TextBlock TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="Kategoria dokumentu"/>
        <filters:ListSelectionFilter NamesList="{Binding Value,Source={StaticResource DocTypesList}}"/>
                <TextBlock Margin="5" TextWrapping="Wrap" Text="{Binding CategoryName}"/>
This is a part of GridView template thats why i cannot bind TypeNamesList directly.

The property in ListSelectionFilter control
public List<string> NamesList
        return (List<string>)GetValue(NamesListProperty);
        if (itemsList == null)
            itemsList = new List<ListItem>();
        foreach (string s in value)
            if (s != null)
                itemsList.Add(new ListItem()
                    Name = s,
                    Value = false,
        SetValue(NamesListProperty, value);
        listBox.ItemsSource = itemsList;
public static readonly DependencyProperty NamesListProperty =
    DependencyProperty.Register(&quot;NamesList&quot;, typeof(List&lt;string&gt;), typeof(ListSelectionFilter), new PropertyMetadata(new List&lt;string&gt;()));

And ObservableObject used as static resource.
public class DocTypeNames : ObservableObject<IEnumerable<string>>

What i know so far is:
- The only thing working iside the template is basic type declared in
<sys:String x:Key="Name">Nazwa</sys:String>       
When im using something like:
                                                    <filters:FromDateToDateFilterControl Name="{StaticResource Name}"/>
Problem is when i'm using "Binding" expression.

- Enumerable Types/Interfaces doesn't matter. Or maybe i didn't found right one.

- Static resource with ObervableObject works fine with other Contexts when im binding for example:
<ComboBox x:Name="docTypeCombo" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Width="150" SelectedValuePath="Tree"
                      DisplayMemberPath="Name" SelectedValue="{Binding Path=DocumentType,Mode=TwoWay}" ItemsSource="{Binding Value,Source={StaticResource DocTypesList}}"
Combo box is inside DataForm with other DataContext but not in template. When i'm putting ComboBox inside DataForm.EditTemplate - its also working.

In my opinion the thing i'm doing wrong is declaration of ItemsSorce in custom control. Any tutorial i found shows that way but with source bound directly from ViewModel.

I'll be greatfull for any hint how to solve this.
Posted 14-Jul-10 5:41am

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