How to: Define a Table with XAML

The following example demonstrates how to define a Table using Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML). The example table has four columns (represented by TableColumn elements) and several rows (represented by TableRow elements) containing data as well as title, header, and footer information. Rows must be contained in a TableRowGroup element. Each row in the table is comprised of one or more cells (represented by TableCell elements). Content in a table cell must be contained in a Block element; in this case Paragraph elements are used. The table also hosts a hyperlink (represented by the Hyperlink element) in the footer row.

<FlowDocumentReader>
  <FlowDocument>

    <Table CellSpacing="5">

      <Table.Columns>
        <TableColumn/>
        <TableColumn/>
        <TableColumn/>
        <TableColumn/>
      </Table.Columns>

      <TableRowGroup>

        <!-- Title row for the table. -->
        <TableRow Background="SkyBlue">
          <TableCell ColumnSpan="4" TextAlignment="Center">
            <Paragraph FontSize="24pt" FontWeight="Bold">Planetary Information</Paragraph>
          </TableCell>
        </TableRow>

        <!-- Header row for the table. -->
        <TableRow Background="LightGoldenrodYellow">
          <TableCell><Paragraph FontSize="14pt" FontWeight="Bold">Planet</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph FontSize="14pt" FontWeight="Bold">Mean Distance from Sun</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph FontSize="14pt" FontWeight="Bold">Mean Diameter</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph FontSize="14pt" FontWeight="Bold">Approximate Mass</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>

        <!-- Sub-title row for the inner planets. -->
        <TableRow>
          <TableCell ColumnSpan="4"><Paragraph FontSize="14pt" FontWeight="Bold">The Inner Planets</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>

        <!-- Four data rows for the inner planets. -->
        <TableRow>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>Mercury</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>57,910,000 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>4,880 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>3.30e23 kg</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>
        <TableRow Background="lightgray">
          <TableCell><Paragraph>Venus</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>108,200,000 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>12,103.6 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>4.869e24 kg</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>
        <TableRow>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>Earth</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>149,600,000 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>12,756.3 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>5.972e24 kg</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>
        <TableRow Background="lightgray">
          <TableCell><Paragraph>Mars</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>227,940,000 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>6,794 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>6.4219e23 kg</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>

        <!-- Sub-title row for the outter planets. -->
        <TableRow>
          <TableCell ColumnSpan="4"><Paragraph FontSize="14pt" FontWeight="Bold">The Major Outer Planets</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>

        <!-- Four data rows for the major outter planets. -->
        <TableRow>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>Jupiter</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>778,330,000 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>142,984 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>1.900e27 kg</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>
        <TableRow Background="lightgray">
          <TableCell><Paragraph>Saturn</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>1,429,400,000 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>120,536 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>5.68e26 kg</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>
        <TableRow>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>Uranus</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>2,870,990,000 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>51,118 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>8.683e25 kg</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>
        <TableRow Background="lightgray">
          <TableCell><Paragraph>Neptune</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>4,504,000,000 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>49,532 km</Paragraph></TableCell>
          <TableCell><Paragraph>1.0247e26 kg</Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>

        <!-- Footer row for the table. -->
        <TableRow>
          <TableCell ColumnSpan="4"><Paragraph FontSize="10pt" FontStyle="Italic">
            Information from the 
            <Hyperlink NavigateUri="http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/artcenter.aspx">Encarta</Hyperlink> 
            web site.
            </Paragraph></TableCell>
        </TableRow>

      </TableRowGroup>
    </Table>
  </FlowDocument>
</FlowDocumentReader>

The following figure shows how the table defined in this example renders.

Rendered table.
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