I'm having a hard time researching this pattern for WPF, partly because I'm not exactly sure of the correct term for it.
As best as I can describe it, here is how this editing pattern works:
Given is a UI which has a container that contains zero or more child elements, and allows the user to create a selection of zero or more of these child elements. Each of these child elements is a form editor. Each child element has the exact same controls. When the user selects two or more of these controls, changes within the editing controls of one form are reflected within all selected forms.
Because my description sucks, here's an example I'll couch in terms of a windows form application.
ListBox with three copies of the same
UserControl. The selected
UserControl is colored light blue
Editing text in the text box only enters text in the selected
Now, select the two other
And edits apply to both of the
What is the name of this pattern?
And, if anybody can tell me if this pattern is implemented within the WPF framework and where to start my research, I'd greatly appreciate it!