XF Data Trigger to Disable a Button - in code


It's my first time using Triggers and I'm going round in circles on this one...

How do I disable a button using a DataTrigger when the length of my ActivityType field in the underlying view model is zero?

Using the code below the button never becomes disabled even though the ActivityField is empty.

Any takers?

_saveButton = new Button
Text = "Save Activity",
BackgroundColor = Helpers.Color.PrimaryColor.ToFormsColor(),
TextColor = Helpers.Color.TextIcons.ToFormsColor(),
Margin = 10,

        Binding binding = new Binding();
        binding.Source = ViewModel.ActivityType;
        binding.Path = ViewModel.ActivityType.Length.ToString();

        DataTrigger trigger = new DataTrigger(typeof(Button));
        trigger.Binding = binding;
        trigger.Value = 0;

        Setter s = new Setter();
        s.Property = IsEnabledProperty;
        s.Value = false;




  • MichaelRumplerMichaelRumpler ATMember ✭✭✭✭✭

    Triggers are made to be used in Xaml so that you don't need to code something in the code behind. If you don't use Xaml, then it is much easier to just change the IsEnabled property in the respective PropertyChanged event handlers directly. I never saw any examples how this should work in code behind.

  • SticksSticks GBMember

    Thanks Michael - I followed your advice and it's all working

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