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Hello, I wrote a simple XBL component that allows to retrieve different values by calling a web service.

Currently the type of my component is String. I wanted to know if is it possible to set the the type of the node dynamically? For example I received string and date data from my web service and I wanted to set dynamically the type of the node depending on the data retrieved.

Thank you for your help
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Alessandro  Vernet
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Hi,

How are you setting the type of the node? If you're using, inside the model of your XBL control, an <xf:bind type="…"/>, then you can have the type change dynamically with something like:

<xf:bind ref="instance('my-instance')/root/value[@type = 'date']" type="xs:date"/>

I.e., the type will be set to date if the element also has an attribute type="date". But of course, in that test you could use any other value from that instance, or another instance, and support multiple types this way.

Is this something that could work in your scenario?

Alex
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Thank you for your help.

I finally managed it with this kind of binding :

               
                                <xf:bind id="wvn-profile-perso-bind-date" ref="xxf:binding('wvn-profile-perso-binding')[$dataTmp = 'birthdate']" type="xs:date"/>
                                <xf:bind id="wvn-profile-perso-bind-string" ref="xxf:binding('wvn-profile-perso-binding')[$dataTmp != 'birthdate']" type="xs:string"/>
                               
                               
                                <xf:bind id="wvn-profile-perso-bind-readonly" ref="xxf:binding('wvn-profile-perso-binding')[$dataTmp = 'firstname' or $dataTmp = 'lastname' or $dataTmp = 'niss']" readonly="1"/>
                                <xf:bind id="wvn-profile-perso-bind-editable" ref="xxf:binding('wvn-profile-perso-binding')[$dataTmp != 'firstname' and $dataTmp != 'lastname' and $dataTmp != 'niss']" readonly="0"/>
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Alessandro  Vernet
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Great, I'm glad that worked, and thanks for the update.

Alex
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