Datacontext is null

Jul 14, 2013 at 4:36 AM
I'm trying to reference the viewmodel from the view and I can't. It appears you can't instantiate an instance of the viewmodel because I can't pass a navigation context. So, I figured it had to already be instantiated (I have a version of this working where I reference the ViewModel with static methods but that's sloppy to me). So, I tried to cast the datacenter as the viewmodel and discovered that it's null. What would I be doing wrong? Or is there another way to reference the viewmodel from the view?

Sorry for so many questions, but I'm completely new to this framework.

Jul 16, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I think this is related to your previous problem with your view-model not being bound to the view correctly. With the Okra App Framework you should never be creating the view-model yourself - just let the framework handle that for you.

Regarding the best way to access the view-model from the view, the recommended approach is to cast the DataContext to the type of the view-model as you correctly suggested. If the DataContext is 'null' then this suggests that Okra has never tried to create the view-model. Check out my suggestions in my previous post and get back to me if you are still struggling.