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A couple of days ago i had a databound ItemsControl (collection of Model.Cell) which instantiated sub views (with their own viewmodel).

<grid>
	<grid.Resources>
		<dataTemplate x:Key="CellTemplate">
			<views:CellView />
		</dataTemplate>
	</grid.Resources>
	<itemsControl ItemTemplate="{StaticResource CellTemplate}" ItemsSource="{Binding Cells}" />
</grid>

Because each CellViewModel needs to know which cell they manage i used the following dirty hack

public CellView()
{
	Loaded += CellView_Loaded;
}

void CellView_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
	DataContext = new CellViewModel(DataContext);
}

Later on that day i realised there was a much cleaner solution: Let the BoardViewModel expose a collection of ViewModels.CellViewModel instead of Model.Cell. What a relief that i don’t have to use the Loaded event hack.