Wpf – How to set the text of a WPF Hyperlink via data binding


In WPF, I want to create a hyperlink that navigates to the details of an object, and I want the text of the hyperlink to be the name of the object. Right now, I have this:

<TextBlock><Hyperlink Command="local:MyCommands.ViewDetails" CommandParameter="{Binding}">Object Name</Hyperlink></TextBlock>

But I want "Object Name" to be bound to the actual name of the object. I would like to do something like this:

<TextBlock><Hyperlink Command="local:MyCommands.ViewDetails" CommandParameter="{Binding}" Text="{Binding Path=Name}"/></TextBlock>

However, the Hyperlink class does not have a text or content property that is suitable for data binding (that is, a dependency property).

Any ideas?

Best Solution

It looks strange, but it works. We do it in about 20 different places in our app. Hyperlink implicitly constructs a <Run/> if you put text in its "content", but in .NET 3.5 <Run/> won't let you bind to it, so you've got to explicitly use a TextBlock.

    <Hyperlink Command="local:MyCommands.ViewDetails" CommandParameter="{Binding}">
        <TextBlock Text="{Binding Path=Name}"/>

Update: Note that as of .NET 4.0 the Run.Text property can now be bound:

<Run Text="{Binding Path=Name}" />