I have a question regarding navigating to a listbox item in C#. I have written code which populates a listbox from an xml file in xaml (thus bound to it). However I want to navigate to the selected item in the listbox using code in c#. I can navigate through the xml document without issues but how do I call the specific item that is selected in the listbox? For example, the listbox has items populated from the xml at node 1 and node 2 respectively: "Coffee" {i.e node1}, "Cream" {i.e node2}. By selecting 'Coffee', how can I specify this in the C# code?

For more info here is part of the xaml code:

<ListBox x:Name="lbRecipe2" Height="auto" Width="150" BorderBrush="Blue"  IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem="True"
                     ItemsSource="{Binding ElementName=lbRecipe, Path=SelectedItem, Mode=OneWay}" SelectionChanged="lbRecipe2_SelectionChanged" >
                                    <StackPanel Height="auto">
                                        <TextBlock FontWeight="Bold" FontSize="12" Text="{Binding XPath=name}" />
                                        <TextBlock FontSize="11" Text="{Binding XPath=summary}" />

And here is part of the c# code {note the lbrecipe2. which is incomplete): 

        private void AddButton_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            if (lbRecipe2.Items.GetItemAt == "")


Any help is greatly appreciated.


This is how you get selected item from a listBox:

private void PopulatingListBox()
            string[] ar = new string[] { "Coffee", "Cream" };
         private void listBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)
            string item = this.listBox1.SelectedItem.ToString();
            MessageBox.Show("Selected item is : " + item);

Hope it helps,


Thanks Mitja, that definitely helped.

However I have another question. I can locate the value of an xml element such as <element>value</element>. How can I locate the attribute value of an element such as <element attribute="value" />?

Thanks again.

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