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ListView with Custom Floating Header Sample

This sample shows how to create custom styles for a GridViewColumnHeader in a GridView by dragging the column header to a new position in a ListView control. This operation moves the header and its column to the new location.

When you drag the GridViewColumnHeader during a move operation, the Role property of the header is automatically set to Floating and two versions of the header are displayed. One version is a partially transparent header that follows the mouse pointer during the move operation. The other version remains in the original position until you release the mouse button and the entire column and its header move to the location of the mouse pointer.

This sample shows how to define a custom style for both header versions during a move operation.

This sample demonstrates a specific feature of the Windows Presentation Foundation and, consequently, does not follow application development best practices. For comprehensive coverage of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Microsoft .NET Framework application development best practices, refer to the following as appropriate:

Accessibility - Accessibility Best Practices

Security - Windows Presentation Foundation Security

Localization - WPF Globalization and Localization Overview

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