TabItem used in own module

Mar 21, 2010 at 12:04 PM


I'm busy porting my application to use Calcium and proper MVVM practices. I've run into some troubles, and maybe I can get some advice here.

I've got a simple GUI that contains two TabItems in a TabControl:


   <TabItem Header="Groups">


However, they do not display correctly: the specified header is not shown and the Output displays:


System.Windows.Data Error: 39 : BindingExpression path error: 'ViewModel' property not found on 'object' ''MainViewModel' (HashCode=25337316)'. BindingExpression:Path=ViewModel; DataItem='MainViewModel' (HashCode=25337316); target element is 'TabItem' (Name=''); target property is 'Header' (type 'Object')


After some digging I found that Calcium's theme applies a Style to all TabItem's:


	<Style TargetType="{x:Type TabItem}">
		<Setter Property="Header" Value="{Binding ViewModel}" />
		<Setter Property="HeaderTemplate" Value="{DynamicResource TabHeaderDataTemplate}" />


It seems to me this style (specifically the binding of the Header) is only correct for the TabItems that are used for Calcium modules.

Is there a work-around? Or is there some reason a TabItem can only be used for a module?



PS: I hope this displays properly. My previous post got messed up and there is no preview.

Mar 21, 2010 at 10:58 PM

Hi Steven,

Yes, there is an implicit style on the TabItem as you've discovered. I will copy this to a work item, and make a new region adapter to apply an explicit style. For the meantime you could set the style on your TabItems to Style="{x:Null}" or to a named style.



Mar 21, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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