Today I got a rude error message from my application when I attempted to do a very simple operation, that of removing an item from ListBox; "Operation not supported on read-only collection."
The problem stems from the fact that I’d bound my ListBox to an ObservableCollection, once bound the Items collection becomes read-only. A know some others have had the same problem so I thought I’d blog about my solution. Utilizing a function, I’d previously blogged about, to find the ListBoxItem from a button click I then do a little casting and the item is removed;
private void buttonDelete_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
ListBoxItem selectedItem = FindAssociatedListBoxItem(sender);
// if we have found an item then remove it
if (selectedItem != null)
MyColl myColl = this.ListBoxProducts.ItemsSource as MyColl;
MyObject selectedObj = selectedItem.DataContext as MyObject;