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GroupStyle Class

Updated: July 2008

Defines how you want the group to look at each level.

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

[LocalizabilityAttribute(LocalizationCategory.None, Readability = Readability.Unreadable)]
public class GroupStyle : INotifyPropertyChanged
<GroupStyle .../>

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();
        }
    }
}

More Code

How to: Group Items in a ListView That Implements a GridView This example shows how to display groups of items in the GridView view mode of a ListView control.

System.Object
  System.Windows.Controls.GroupStyle

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

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0

Date

History

Reason

July 2008

Added new members: AlternationCount property, HeaderStringFormat property.

SP1 feature change.

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