C# – Use StringFormat to add a string to a WPF XAML binding


I have a WPF 4 application that contains a TextBlock which has a one-way binding to an integer value (in this case, a temperature in degrees Celsius). The XAML looks like this:

<TextBlock x:Name="textBlockTemperature">
        <Run Text="{Binding CelsiusTemp, Mode=OneWay}"/></TextBlock>

This works fine for displaying the actual temperature value but I'd like to format this value so it includes °C instead of just the number (30°C instead of just 30). I've been reading about StringFormat and I've seen several generic examples like this:

// format the bound value as a currency
<TextBlock Text="{Binding Amount, StringFormat={}{0:C}}" />


// preface the bound value with a string and format it as a currency
<TextBlock Text="{Binding Amount, StringFormat=Amount: {0:C}}"/>

Unfortunately, none of the examples I've seen have appended a string to the bound value as I'm trying to do. I'm sure it's got to be something simple but I'm not having any luck finding it. Can anyone explain to me how to do that?

Best Solution

Your first example is effectively what you need:

<TextBlock Text="{Binding CelsiusTemp, StringFormat={}{0}°C}" />