Wpf – Enabling a button in WPF depending on ListBox.SelectedIndex


I have a rather classic UI situation – two ListBoxes named SelectedItems and AvailableItems – the idea being that the items you have already selected live in SelectedItems, while the items that are available for adding to SelectedItems (i.e. every item that isn't already in there) live in AvailableItems.

Also, I have the < and > buttons to move the current selection from one list to the other (in addition to double clicking, which works fine).

Is it possible in WPF to set up a style/trigger to enable or disable the move buttons depending on anything being selected in either ListBox? SelectedItems is on the left side, so the < button will move the selected AvailableItems to that list. However, if no items are selected (AvailableItems.SelectedIndex == -1), I want this button to be disabled (IsEnabled == false) – and the other way around for the other list/button.

Is this possible to do directly in XAML, or do I need to create complex logic in the codebehind to handle it?

Best Answer

Less code solution:

<Button Name="button1" IsEnabled="{Binding ElementName=listBox1, Path=SelectedItems.Count}" />

If count is 0 that seems to map to false, > 0 to true.

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