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Unable to bind data to ListView

Hi, I have been trying to bind data to a ListView, but the data doesn't show up on the UI.

Below is the code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <ContentPage xmlns="" xmlns:x="" xmlns:local="clr-namespace:ToDoList" x:Class="ToDoList.ToDoListPage" x:Name="ToDoPage" Title="Hello World!"> <StackLayout VerticalOptions="FillAndExpand" Orientation="Vertical"> <ListView x:Name="ListViewEventsToDo"> <ListView.ItemTemplate> <DataTemplate> <TextCell Text="{Binding Title}" Detail="{Binding Description}" /> </DataTemplate> </ListView.ItemTemplate> </ListView> </StackLayout> </ContentPage>

The code behind for this:

public enum HappeningType { Birthday, Meeting, Chore, Other }

public class Happening
    public string Title { private get; set; }

    public string Description { private get; set; }

    public HappeningType HappenningType
        private get;

    public Happening(string title,  string description, HappeningType happeningType)
        this.Title = title;
        this.Description = description;
        this.HappenningType = happeningType;

public partial class ToDoListPage : ContentPage
    ObservableCollection<Happening> happenings = new ObservableCollection<Happening>();

    public ToDoListPage()

        happenings = new ObservableCollection<Happening>
            new Happening("Cathy's Birthday", "Buy some gift", HappeningType.Birthday),
            new Happening("Team Meeting", "Let's meet up for the Daily Scrum", HappeningType.Meeting),
            new Happening("Buy Groceries", "to buy groceries post dinner", HappeningType.Other)

        ListViewEventsToDo.ItemsSource = happenings;



Could someone help me out?

Best Answer


  • csreeharicsreehari USMember
    edited February 2017

    Oh! That's a quite a big blunder on getters of the properties. Thanks a lot @AlexDunn. But could you also please elaborate on that Setbinding method, I didn't get the context on how to use it along with setting the ItemsSource.

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