Paste Functionality for DataGrid with DataGridTemplateColumns

Apr 12, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Hi. I recently started using the WPF Datagrid with DataGridTemplateColumns containing the WPF AutoCompleteBox, but I'm finding trouble in implementing Clipboard.Paste functionality for these DataGridTemplateColumns.

I've managed to get Clipboard.Paste working with built-in DataGridColumns via Vishal's guide here, but it doesn't work with DataGridTemplateColumns.

Delving into the OnPastingCellClipboardContent method in the DataGridColumn class, it appears that fe.GetBindingExpression(CellValueProperty) is returning null rather than the required BindingExpression.

Can anyone point me to the right direction?

public virtual void OnPastingCellClipboardContent(object item, object cellContent)
            BindingBase binding = ClipboardContentBinding;
            if (binding != null)
                // Raise the event to give a chance for external listeners to modify the cell content
                // before it gets stored into the cell
                if (PastingCellClipboardContent != null)
                    DataGridCellClipboardEventArgs args = new DataGridCellClipboardEventArgs(item, this, cellContent);
                    PastingCellClipboardContent(this, args);
                    cellContent = args.Content;

                // Event handlers can cancel Paste of a cell by setting its content to null
                if (cellContent != null)
                    FrameworkElement fe = new FrameworkElement();
                    fe.DataContext = item;
                    fe.SetBinding(CellValueProperty, binding);
                    fe.SetValue(CellValueProperty, cellContent);

                    BindingExpression be = fe.GetBindingExpression(CellValueProperty);