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SfDataGrid: how to bind the header of a column to a ViewModel?

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109854 Jul 8,2013 01:07 PM UTC Mar 19,2014 10:43 AM UTC WinRT 4
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Andreas Myka
Asked On July 8, 2013 01:07 PM UTC

Is there any way to bind the header of a column to a property of the ViewModel?

I tried 
<syncfusion:GridTextColumn MappingName="ColumnName"
                                               HeaderText="{Binding ColumnNameLabel}" />

but that fails.

Is there a way to do that?



Jai Ganesh S [Syncfusion]
Replied On July 9, 2013 07:25 AM UTC

Hi Andreas,

Thanks for contacting syncfusion support.

 

We have analyzed your query.You can achieve the requirement by setting ViewModel as source value for the binding. We have created a simple sample to achieve this requirement and please check the sample under the following location,

 

Sample: http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/Support/DirectTrac/110157/Headerbinding-1493656320.zip

 

Please let us know if you need further assistance.

 

Thank you,

Jai Ganesh S


Andreas Myka
Replied On July 9, 2013 08:24 AM UTC

Works great. Thanks for the fast and helpful reply!

Best,
Andreas

Jason
Replied On March 17, 2014 08:02 PM UTC

Can you please provide an example of binding the header text without using a static resource?

In my situation I need to bind the heading text to a property on the data templates data context, the view model cannot be instantiated within XAML and the heading text value needs to change as the view model property is updated.
 
I have tried using various binding paths including element name etc but I can't seem to get it going. Any help would be appreciated.

Ashok N [Syncfusion]
Replied On March 19, 2014 10:43 AM UTC

Hi Jason,

You can achieve your requirement by using ElementName Binding as shown in the following code snippet.

<syncfusion:SfDataGrid.Columns>

                <syncfusion:GridTextColumn MappingName="EmployeeId" HeaderText="{Binding ElementName=datagrid, Path=DataContext.CustomHeaderText, Mode=TwoWay}"/>

</syncfusion:SfDataGrid.Columns>

We have created a sample to achieve this requirement and please check the following sample link. 

 http://www.syncfusion.com/uploads/user/directTrac/120528/Headerbinding-1069340575.zip

 

Please let us know if you require further assistance 

Thanks,

Ashok


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