How to bind a Command on a ContextMenu within a DataTemplate using MVVM

Since the Popuup control has it's separate visual tree, you cannot use find ancestor to find the Grid. The trick here is to use the PlacementTarget property, that contains the element, the ContextMenu is aligned to, what is the Grid in our case.

But this is only half of the solution. Because of the data template, the DataContext is set to a dataitem, and not the view model. So you need another relative source lookup, to find the view model. Trick Nr. 2 is to use the Tag property to bind the view model from outside to the grid, which is the PlacementTargetused above. And there we are.

   <Grid Tag="{Binding DataContext, RelativeSource={RelativeSource AncestorType={x:Type ListBox}}}">
          <ContextMenu DataContext="{Binding Path=PlacementTarget.Tag, RelativeSource={RelativeSource Self}}">
             <MenuItem Content="Cut" Command="{Binding CutCommand}" />
             <MenuItem Content="Copy" Command="{Binding CopyCommand}" />
             <MenuItem Content="Paste" Command="{Binding PasteCommand}" />


posted @ 2015-09-02 13:58  三台  阅读(254)  评论(0编辑  收藏  举报