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)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public DataTemplate HeaderTemplate { get; set; }
<object>
  <object.HeaderTemplate>
    <DataTemplate .../>
  </object.HeaderTemplate>
</object>

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.DataTemplate
A DataTemplate object that is used to display the group header. The default is null.

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 groupingHeaderTemplate DataTemplate:

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

For the complete sample, see Data Binding Demo.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

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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