GridView.ColumnHeaderContainerStyle Property


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Gets or sets the style to apply to column headers.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)

public Style ColumnHeaderContainerStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Style

The Style that is used to define the display properties for column headers. The default value is null.

The ColumnHeaderContainerStyle property and the ColumnHeaderTemplate property are both used to define the visual tree for the GridViewColumnHeader objects that represent the column headers in a GridView. The ColumnHeaderContainerStyle property can also define column header content when a ColumnHeaderTemplate is not by specified by defining a ControlTemplate for the GridViewColumnHeader object.

This property represents one of several ways to lay out and style column headers. For more information, see GridView Column Header Styles and Templates Overview.

When you set styles, there are some restrictions. For more information, see Styling and Templating.

<object ColumnHeaderContainerStyle="{ResourceExtension StyleResourceKey}"/>


One of the following: StaticResource, or DynamicResource. See XAML Resources.


The key that identifies the style being requested. The key refers to an existing resource in a ResourceDictionary.


Property element syntax is technically possible, but not recommended. See Inline Styles and Templates. A binding reference using or is also possible, but uncommon.

Identifier field


Metadata properties set to true


The following example shows how to define the ColumnHeaderContainerStyle property.

<Style x:Key="myHeaderStyle" TargetType="{x:Type GridViewColumnHeader}">
  <Setter Property="Background" Value="LightBlue"/>
<GridView ColumnHeaderTemplate="{StaticResource myHeaderTemplate}"
          ColumnHeaderContainerStyle="{StaticResource myHeaderStyle}">
  <GridViewColumn Header="Year" Width="80"
        CellTemplate="{StaticResource myCellTemplateYear}"/>
  <GridViewColumn Header="Month" Width="80"
        CellTemplate="{StaticResource myCellTemplateMonth}"/>
  <GridViewColumn Header="Day" Width="80"
        CellTemplate="{StaticResource myCellTemplateDay}"/>

.NET Framework
Available since 3.0
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