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QuestionCustom Navigation Control Pin
Kevin Marois12-Apr-23 16:23
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Using WPF .Core 6

I am trying to create this custom control[^]. I'm open to a better way if anyone has one.

There is the outer Navigation Container, with Navigation Panes inside it. There can be any number of Navigation Panes. Each Navigation Pane will contain Navigation Items as links that the user can click on.

What I would like to happen when the Window shows is for the container to be there, and all the panes added and showing a spinning indicator that is visible as long as the pane is loading. Each pane must load independant of the other, and each could take any amount of time to load.

So far, the Navigation Container displays, and each NavigationPane shows, and the code begind for the Navigation Pane is receiving its data, but nothing shows up. And, the Spinning Indicator never goes away. The problem seems to be in the NavigationPane. The NavigationContainer is working as expected

Here's what I'm getting right now.[^]

I'm NOT getting any binding errors, and all relevant code is being hit - I just don't see anything.

Here's the NavigationContainer's Load() method. It adds each pane first, then retrieves the data for each. This all runs, and the data is assigned to the Items DP on the NavigationPane
private async Task Load()
            if (NavigationPanes != null)
                // Add a pane to the collection for each NavigationItemModel. This shows the panes
                // to the user BEFORE starting the data download
                foreach (var navigationPaneModel in NavigationPanes)
                    var pane = new NavigationPane
                        Header = navigationPaneModel.Header ?? "",
                        NavigationItemType = navigationPaneModel.NavigationItemType

                if (_apiProxy != null)
                    // Go through each pane model
                    foreach (var navigationPaneModel in NavigationPanes)
                        await Task.Run(() =>
                            // Go the the back end & get the data
                            return _apiProxy.GetNavigationItems(navigationPaneModel.NavigationItemType);

                        }).ContinueWith(task =>
                            App.Current.Dispatcher.BeginInvoke(() =>
                                // Find the container for the data
                                var container = ContainerItems.FirstOrDefault(x => x.NavigationItemType == navigationPaneModel.NavigationItemType);
                                if (container != null && task.Result != null)
                                    // Assign the data to it
                                    container.Items = new ObservableCollection<NavigationEntity>(task.Result);


Here's the NavigationPane control from the Generic.xaml file
<Style TargetType="{x:Type ctrls:NavigationPane}">

    <Setter Property="Template">




                        <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>

                    <Expander Header="{Binding Header, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"
                                IsExpanded="{Binding IsExpanded, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"
                                Padding="{Binding Padding, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"
                                Margin="{Binding Margin, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"
                                BorderBrush="{Binding BorderBrush, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"
                                BorderThickness="{Binding BorderThickness, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"


                            <ListBox ItemsSource="{Binding Items, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"

                                        <mctrls:MaroisHyperlink x:Name="link" 
                                                                LinkText="{Binding Caption}"

                                                <i:EventTrigger EventName="LinkClicked">
                                                    <i:InvokeCommandAction Command="{Binding ItemLinkClickedCommand,
                                                                            RelativeSource={RelativeSource FindAncestor,AncestorType={x:Type ctrls:NavigationPane}}}"



                            <mctrls:MaroisSpinningProgress HorizontalAlignment="Center" 
                                                            Visibility="{Binding IsBusyVisible, RelativeSource={RelativeSource TemplatedParent}}"/>







Here's the NavigationPane.cs
public class NavigationPane : _ControlBase
    #region Properties
    public NavigationItemType NavigationItemType { get; set; }

    private Visibility _IsBusyVisible = Visibility.Visible;
    public Visibility IsBusyVisible
        get { return _IsBusyVisible; }
            if (_IsBusyVisible != value)
                _IsBusyVisible = value;

    #region DP's
    public static readonly DependencyProperty HeaderProperty =
                new PropertyMetadata(""));

    public string Header
        get { return (string)GetValue(HeaderProperty); }
        set { SetValue(HeaderProperty, value); }

    public static readonly DependencyProperty ItemsProperty =
                new PropertyMetadata(null, new PropertyChangedCallback(OnItemsChanged)));

    public ObservableCollection<NavigationEntity> Items
        get { return (ObservableCollection<NavigationEntity>)GetValue(ItemsProperty); }
        set { SetValue(ItemsProperty, value); }

    private static void OnItemsChanged(DependencyObject d, DependencyPropertyChangedEventArgs e)
        var control = (NavigationPane)d;
        control.IsBusyVisible = Visibility.Collapsed;  //<==== THIS IS BEING HIT, BUT THE INDICATOR STILL SHOWS. AND NO DATA ITEMS APPEAR

    #region CTOR
    public NavigationPane()
    static NavigationPane()
            new FrameworkPropertyMetadata(typeof(NavigationPane)));

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AnswerRe: Custom Navigation Control Pin
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