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I'm looking for some guidance and help regarding Pathlistboxes. I currently have an class containing a string object for which i hope to have as a path to an image. My goal is to load a pathlistbox with images depending on the contents of an list of these custom objects.

What i'm not understanding how do i make the pathlistbox.itemsource reference my list of custom objects and display the appropriate image.

I've spent quite a bit of time searching for examples, but if anyone can point me in the right direction, that would be wonderful.



** Revised **

Thanks for the help Venkatesh!

So i've tried to write some code building a pathlistbox, below i've added my xaml and cs code

The XAML looks like:
    <local:stringImageConverter x:Key="stringImageConverter"/>
    <DataTemplate x:Key="DataTemplateItemConverter">
            <Image Source="{Binding imageIndex, Converter={StaticResource stringImageConverter}}"></Image>

<ec:PathListBox x:Name="pathListBox" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Margin="0,372,66,71" Width="428">
        <ec:LayoutPath SourceElement="{Binding ElementName=path}"/>

I'm using a converter to take my imageIndex int and add it to a string in this new class i've created

public class stringImageConverter : IValueConverter
    public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
        return "./Images/env" + value.ToString() + ".jpg";

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

then populate my list with objects as so. The first number after "ball" is my imageIndex for the object.

public List<objObject> Items { get; set; } // ArrayList objectList = new ArrayList();
public pbox()
    Items = new List<objObject>();
    Items.Add(new objObject("Ball", 1,"Basic Game Object","Ball",1,0,0,0,0,0,"Static",1,1,1,1,"env"));
    Items.Add(new objObject("Box", 2, "Basic Game Object", "Box", 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, "Static", 1, 1, 1, 1, "env"));
    Items.Add(new objObject("Border", 3, "Basic Game Object", "Border", 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, "Static", 1, 1, 1, 1, "env"));

Currently all i get is an image on my page showing the path of my pathlistbox! Any further guidance, suggestions or help would be great!

Thanks again,

Updated 8-Jul-11 21:52pm
Venkatesh Mookkan 17-Jul-11 22:55pm    
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I am sure you are taking about WPF/Silverlight. Use DataTemplate for the ListBoxItem. Write your DataTemplate to using the string path as ImageSource for a Image control.

It would be better post some code to make us understand the question better. Let me know.

Update 1:
ImageSource is not a String property. When you are using Converter you should convert the string to BitmapImage like below,

ImageSource imgSource = new BitmapImage(imageUri);
return imgSource

here imageSource will be /<<AssemblyName>>;component/<<PATH>>



Here ProcessCenter.dll is the assembly and the image is located in Images folder inside the ProcessCenter project.

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