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GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate Property

Gets or sets the template that is used to display the group header.

Namespace: System.Windows.Controls
Assembly: PresentationFramework (in presentationframework.dll)
XML Namespace:  http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation

public DataTemplate HeaderTemplate { get; set; }
/** @property */
public DataTemplate get_HeaderTemplate ()

/** @property */
public void set_HeaderTemplate (DataTemplate value)

public function get HeaderTemplate () : DataTemplate

public function set HeaderTemplate (value : DataTemplate)

<object>
  <object.HeaderTemplate>
    <DataTemplate .../>
  </object.HeaderTemplate>
</object>

Property Value

A DataTemplate object that is used to display the group header. The default value is a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The following examples show an ItemsControl that is bound to an XmlDataProvider and the code-behind content that contains the logic to add and remove grouping. When the check box is checked, the content of the ItemsControl is grouped by the Type attribute.

Each group is of type CollectionViewGroup. The GroupStyle HeaderTemplate is specified so that it appears as a TextBlock that displays the Name of each the group. In this case, the Name is either Work or Home.

<Window x:Class="GroupingSample.Window1"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    Title="Grouping Sample"
    Width="220" Height="550">
  <StackPanel>

    <StackPanel.Resources>
      <XmlDataProvider x:Key="myTasks" XPath="Tasks/Task">
        <x:XData>
          <Tasks xmlns="">
            <Task Name="Groceries" Priority="2" Type="Home">
              <Description>Pick up Groceries and Detergent</Description>
            </Task>
            <Task Name="Laundry" Priority="2" Type="Home">
              <Description>Do Laundry</Description>
            </Task>
            <Task Name="Email" Priority="1" Type="Work">
              <Description>Email Clients</Description>
            </Task>
            <Task Name="Clean" Priority="3" Type="Work">
              <Description>Clean my office</Description>
            </Task>
            <Task Name="Dinner" Priority="1" Type="Home">
              <Description>Get ready for family reunion</Description>
            </Task>
            <Task Name="Proposals" Priority="2" Type="Work">
              <Description>Review new budget proposals</Description>
            </Task>
          </Tasks>
        </x:XData>
      </XmlDataProvider>
    </StackPanel.Resources>

    <TextBlock Margin="12,5,5,0" FontSize="20" Text="My Task List"/>
    <CheckBox Margin="10,5,5,10" Checked="AddGrouping"
              Unchecked="RemoveGrouping">Group by task type</CheckBox>
    <ItemsControl Margin="10" Name="myItemsControl"
                  ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource myTasks}}">
      <ItemsControl.ItemTemplate>
        <DataTemplate>
          <DataTemplate.Resources>
            <Style TargetType="TextBlock">
              <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="18"/>
              <Setter Property="HorizontalAlignment" Value="Center"/>
            </Style>
          </DataTemplate.Resources>
          <Grid>
            <Ellipse Fill="Silver"/>
            <StackPanel>
              <TextBlock Margin="3,3,3,0"
                         Text="{Binding XPath=@Name}"/>
              <TextBlock Margin="3,0,3,7"
                         Text="{Binding XPath=@Priority}"/>
            </StackPanel>
          </Grid>
        </DataTemplate>
      </ItemsControl.ItemTemplate>
      <ItemsControl.ItemContainerStyle>
        <Style>
          <Setter Property="Control.Width" Value="100"/>
          <Setter Property="Control.Margin" Value="5"/>
        </Style>
      </ItemsControl.ItemContainerStyle>
      <ItemsControl.GroupStyle>
        <GroupStyle>
          <GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate>
            <DataTemplate>
              <TextBlock FontWeight="Bold" FontSize="15"
                         Text="{Binding Path=Name}"/>
            </DataTemplate>
          </GroupStyle.HeaderTemplate>
        </GroupStyle>
      </ItemsControl.GroupStyle>
    </ItemsControl>
  </StackPanel>
</Window>

using System;
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Data;

namespace GroupingSample
{
    public partial class Window1 : System.Windows.Window
    {

        public Window1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        CollectionView myView;
        private void AddGrouping(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            myView = (CollectionView)CollectionViewSource.GetDefaultView(myItemsControl.ItemsSource);
            if (myView.CanGroup == true)
            {
                PropertyGroupDescription groupDescription
                    = new PropertyGroupDescription("@Type");
                myView.GroupDescriptions.Add(groupDescription);
            }
            else
                return;
        }

        private void RemoveGrouping(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
        {
            myView = (CollectionView)CollectionViewSource.GetDefaultView(myItemsControl.ItemsSource);
            myView.GroupDescriptions.Clear();
        }
    }
}

The following example shows how to use the HeaderTemplate property:


<ListBox Name="Master" Grid.Row="2" Grid.ColumnSpan="3" Margin="8"
    ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource listingDataView}}">
    <ListBox.GroupStyle>
        <GroupStyle 
          HeaderTemplate="{StaticResource groupingHeaderTemplate}"
          />
    </ListBox.GroupStyle>
</ListBox>


The following is the definition of the groupingHeaderTemplateDataTemplate:

<DataTemplate x:Key="groupingHeaderTemplate">
    <TextBlock Text="{Binding Path=Name}"
               Foreground="Navy" FontWeight="Bold" FontSize="12"/>
</DataTemplate>

For the complete sample, see Data Binding Demo.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0

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