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DataGridColumn.Visibility Property

Gets or sets the visibility of the column.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public Visibility Visibility { get; set; }
<object Visibility="Visibility" .../>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Visibility
An enumeration value that specifies the column visibility. The registered default is Visible. For information about what can influence the value, see DependencyProperty.

To hide a column, set its Visibility property to Collapsed.

The following example shows how to set the visibility of the column.

<CheckBox Content="View Customer Details" Checked="CheckBox_Checked" Unchecked="CheckBox_Unchecked" />


...


<!-- ItemsSource is a DataTable that contains a list of customers.  The DataTable columns are  
     Title, FirstName, MiddleName, LastName, Suffix, CompanyName, EmailAddress, and Phone.-->
<DataGrid Grid.Row="1" Name="DG1" ItemsSource="{Binding}" AutoGeneratingColumn="DG1_AutoGeneratingColumn"  />
private void DG1_AutoGeneratingColumn(object sender, DataGridAutoGeneratingColumnEventArgs e)
{
    //Set properties on the columns during auto-generation 
    switch (e.Column.Header.ToString())
    {
        case "LastName":
            e.Column.CanUserSort = false;
            e.Column.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
            break;
        case "FirstName":
            e.Column.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
            break;
        case "CompanyName":
            e.Column.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
            break;
        case "EmailAddress":
            e.Column.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
            break;
        default:
            e.Column.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;
            break;
    }

}

private void CheckBox_Checked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    //Make each column in the collection visible 
    foreach (DataGridColumn col in DG1.Columns)
    {
        col.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
    }
}

private void CheckBox_Unchecked(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
    //Get the columns collection
    ObservableCollection<DataGridColumn> columns = DG1.Columns;

    //set the visibility for each column so only 4 columns are visible 
    foreach (DataGridColumn col in columns)
    {
        switch (col.Header.ToString())
        {
            case "LastName":
                col.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
                break;
            case "FirstName":
                col.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
                break;
            case "CompanyName":
                col.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
                break;
            case "EmailAddress":
                col.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;
                break;
            default:
                col.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;
                break;
        }
    }

}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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