DataControlBase.ItemsSource Property

Gets or sets the grid's data source. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v19.2.Core.dll

Declaration

[Bindable(true)]
public object ItemsSource { get; set; }
<Bindable(True)>
Public Property ItemsSource As Object

Property Value

Type Description
Object

An object that represents the data source from which the grid retrieves its data.

Remarks

The grid cannot operate without a data source. It can be bound to data from a database, from an XML file or to any data created at runtime. The grid can be bound to any object that implements the IEnumerable interface or its descendant (e.g. IList, ICollection). To bind a grid, you should assign a data source to the ItemsSource property. Note that the grid cannot be bound at design-time - only at runtime.

To learn more, see Binding to Data Overview.

NOTE

The GridControl.DataSource property is obsolete.

Examples

This example demonstrates how to read data from an XML file and display it using the DXGrid control. If required, the changes made can be saved back to an XML file by clicking the button displayed below the grid.

<Window x:Class="DXGrid_BindingToXML.Window1"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" 
        xmlns:dxg="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/grid"
        Title="Window1" 
        Height="292" 
        Width="533"
    >
    <Grid>
        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition />
            <RowDefinition Height="30" />
        </Grid.RowDefinitions>

        <dxg:GridControl 
            x:Name="grid" 
            VerticalAlignment="Top">
            <dxg:GridControl.Columns>
                <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="FirstName" />
                <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="LastName" />
                <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="Company" />
                <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="City" />
            </dxg:GridControl.Columns>
            <dxg:GridControl.View>
                <dxg:TableView AutoWidth="True" />
            </dxg:GridControl.View>
        </dxg:GridControl>
        <Button Margin="5" Grid.Row="1" Click="Button_Click" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Content="Post Data to an XML File"/>



    </Grid>
</Window>
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