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GridControl.View Property

Gets or sets the grid’s view. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Grid.Core


public DataViewBase View { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A DataViewBase descendant that specifies the grid view used to display data.



Topic: Views

The GridControl does not actually display data itself. It uses a View to display data from the bound data source. A View specifies how records and record fields are arranged.

<dxg:GridControl AutoGenerateColumns="AddNew" ItemsSource="{Binding Customers}" >
        <dxg:TableView />
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="Name" Width="3*"/>
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="City" Width="3*"/>
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="Visits" Width="*"/>
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="BirthDate" Width="2*"/>

When the GridControl is created, it initializes the View property with a TableView object. To display data using a Card View, you should create a corresponding View object and assign it to the View property. To display hierarchical data in a tree, use the TreeListView.

<dxg:GridControl ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}">
        <dxg:TreeListView KeyFieldName="ID" ParentFieldName="ParentID"/>
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="Name"/>
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="Position"/>
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="Department"/>

Use the ValueFactoryExtension if you specify the View property in the style applied to multiple GridControls:

    <Style TargetType="dxg:GridControl" x:Key="gridStyle">
        <!-- ... -->
        <Setter Property="View">
                        <dxg:TreeListView KeyFieldName="ID" ParentFieldName="ParentID" 
                                          AutoWidth="True" AutoExpandAllNodes="True"/>
    <dxg:GridControl Style="{StaticResource gridStyle}"/>
    <dxg:GridControl Style="{StaticResource gridStyle}" Grid.Row="1"/>

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