WPF binding only inside XAML (simple question)

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Published on 2010-03-13T20:57:51Z Indexed on 2010/03/13 21:05 UTC
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Why this works

<myToolTip:UserControl1>
   <TextBlock Text="{Binding Path=TestString, RelativeSource={RelativeSource FindAncestor, AncestorType={x:Type myToolTip:UserControl1}}}"/>
</myToolTip:UserControl1>

BUT this does not

<myToolTip:UserControl1 x:Name="userControl">
   <TextBlock Text="{Binding Path=TestString, ElementName=userControl}"/>
</myToolTip:UserControl1>

and is there realy no shorter (faster) fay, to acces usercontrols elements?! Sincerely, 0xDEAD BEEF

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