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CollectionViewSource Class

The Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) proxy of a CollectionView class.

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

'Declaration
Public Class CollectionViewSource _
	Inherits DependencyObject _
	Implements ISupportInitialize, IWeakEventListener
<CollectionViewSource .../>

The CollectionViewSource type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodCollectionViewSourceInitializes a new instance of the CollectionViewSource class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCollectionViewTypeGets or sets the desired view type.
Public propertyCultureGets or sets the culture that is used for operations such as sorting and comparisons.
Public propertyDependencyObjectTypeGets the DependencyObjectType that wraps the CLR type of this instance.  (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertyDispatcherGets the Dispatcher this DispatcherObject is associated with. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
Public propertyGroupDescriptionsGets or sets a collection of GroupDescription objects that describes how the items in the collection are grouped in the view.
Public propertyIsSealedGets a value that indicates whether this instance is currently sealed (read-only). (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public propertySortDescriptionsGets or sets a collection of SortDescription objects that describes how the items in the collection are sorted in the view.
Public propertySourceGets or sets the collection object from which to create this view.
Public propertyViewGets the view object that is currently associated with this instance of CollectionViewSource.
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  NameDescription
Public methodCheckAccessDetermines whether the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
Public methodClearValue(DependencyProperty)Clears the local value of a property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyProperty identifier. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodClearValue(DependencyPropertyKey)Clears the local value of a read-only property. The property to be cleared is specified by a DependencyPropertyKey. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodCoerceValueCoerces the value of the specified dependency property. This is accomplished by invoking any CoerceValueCallback function specified in property metadata for the dependency property as it exists on the calling DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodDeferRefreshEnters a defer cycle that you can use to merge changes to the view and delay automatic refresh.
Public methodEqualsDetermines whether a provided DependencyObject is equivalent to the current DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodStatic memberGetDefaultViewReturns the default view for the given source.
Public methodGetHashCodeGets a hash code for this DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetLocalValueEnumeratorCreates a specialized enumerator for determining which dependency properties have locally set values on this DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetValueReturns the current effective value of a dependency property on this instance of a DependencyObject. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodInvalidatePropertyRe-evaluates the effective value for the specified dependency property (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodStatic memberIsDefaultViewReturns a value that indicates whether the given view is the default view for the Source collection.
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodOnCollectionViewTypeChangedInvoked when the CollectionViewType property changes.
Protected methodOnPropertyChangedInvoked whenever the effective value of any dependency property on this DependencyObject has been updated. The specific dependency property that changed is reported in the event data. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodOnSourceChangedInvoked when the Source property changes.
Public methodReadLocalValueReturns the local value of a dependency property, if it exists. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodReceiveWeakEventHandles events from the centralized event table.
Public methodSetCurrentValueSets the value of a dependency property without changing its value source. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValue(DependencyProperty, Object)Sets the local value of a dependency property, specified by its dependency property identifier. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodSetValue(DependencyPropertyKey, Object)Sets the local value of a read-only dependency property, specified by the DependencyPropertyKey identifier of the dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Protected methodShouldSerializePropertyReturns a value that indicates whether serialization processes should serialize the value for the provided dependency property. (Inherited from DependencyObject.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodVerifyAccessEnforces that the calling thread has access to this DispatcherObject. (Inherited from DispatcherObject.)
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  NameDescription
Public eventFilterProvides filtering logic.
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  NameDescription
Public fieldStatic memberCollectionViewTypePropertyIdentifies the CollectionViewType dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberSourcePropertyIdentifies the Source dependency property.
Public fieldStatic memberViewPropertyIdentifies the CollectionViewType dependency property.
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  NameDescription
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodISupportInitialize.BeginInitThis member supports the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodISupportInitialize.EndInitThis member supports the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
Explicit interface implemetationPrivate methodIWeakEventListener.ReceiveWeakEventThis member supports the Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code.
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CollectionViewSource is a proxy for a CollectionView class, or a class derived from CollectionView. CollectionViewSource enables XAML code to set the commonly used CollectionView properties, passing these settings to the underlying view. CollectionViewSource has a View property that holds the actual view and a Source property that holds the source collection.

You can think of a collection view as the layer on top of the binding source collection that allows you to navigate and display the collection based on sort, filter, and group queries, all without having to manipulate the underlying source collection itself. If the source collection implements the INotifyCollectionChanged interface, the changes raised by the CollectionChanged event are propagated to the views.

Because views do not change the underlying source collections, each source collection can have multiple views associated with it. For example, you may have a collection of Task objects. With the use of views, you can display that same data in different ways. For example, on the left side of your page you may want to show tasks sorted by priority, and on the right side, grouped by area.

For more information, see the Binding to Collections section in the Data Binding Overview.

This example shows how to create a view of a data collection in Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML). Views allow for the functionalities of grouping, sorting, filtering, and the notion of a current item.

In the following example, the static resource named places is defined as a collection of Place objects, in which each Place object is consisted of a city name and the state. The prefix src is mapped to the namespace where the data source Places is defined. The prefix scm maps to "clr-namespace:System.ComponentModel;assembly=WindowsBase" and dat maps to "clr-namespace:System.Windows.Data;assembly=PresentationFramework".

The following example creates a view of the data collection that is sorted by the city name and grouped by the state.


  <Window.Resources>

    <src:Places x:Key="places"/>

    <CollectionViewSource Source="{StaticResource places}" x:Key="cvs">
      <CollectionViewSource.SortDescriptions>
        <scm:SortDescription PropertyName="CityName"/>
      </CollectionViewSource.SortDescriptions>
      <CollectionViewSource.GroupDescriptions>
        <dat:PropertyGroupDescription PropertyName="State"/>
      </CollectionViewSource.GroupDescriptions>
    </CollectionViewSource>



The view can then be a binding source, as in the following example:


<ListBox ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource cvs}}"
         DisplayMemberPath="CityName" Name="lb">
  <ListBox.GroupStyle>
    <x:Static Member="GroupStyle.Default"/>
  </ListBox.GroupStyle>
</ListBox>


For bindings to XML data defined in an XmlDataProvider resource, precede the XML name with an @ symbol.


<XmlDataProvider x:Key="myTasks" XPath="Tasks/Task">
    <x:XData>
        <Tasks xmlns="">
            <Task Name="Groceries" Priority="2" Type="Home">



<CollectionViewSource x:Key="mySortedTasks"
                      Source="{StaticResource myTasks}">
    <CollectionViewSource.SortDescriptions>
        <scm:SortDescription PropertyName="@Priority" />
    </CollectionViewSource.SortDescriptions>
    <CollectionViewSource.GroupDescriptions>
        <dat:PropertyGroupDescription PropertyName="@Priority" />
    </CollectionViewSource.GroupDescriptions>
</CollectionViewSource>


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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