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Binding ItemsSource to a simple ObservableCollection<string>

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126058 Sep 20,2016 10:36 PM Sep 23,2016 06:06 AM UWP 4
Tags: SfDataGrid
Luca Spolidoro
Asked On September 20, 2016 10:36 PM

I would like to bind my datagrid to a simple ObservableCollection<string> to have a basic support of automatic insertion/deletion of strings in a list.
The following is the code I used.

<sfGrid:SfDataGrid AddNewRowPosition="Bottom"
                   ItemsSource="{x:Bind StringList}" />
Code Behind:
public ObservableCollection<string> StringList => new ObservableCollection<string> { "abc""def""123"};

not really what I was expecting...
How can I bind to a simple ObservableCollection<string> without DataGrid to try to get String Properties and display them, but actually use the basic string?

Sowndaiyan Paulpandi [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 21, 2016 12:18 PM

Hi Luca

Thanks for contacting Syncfusion Support.

In SfDataGrid, you can display the string properties using the GridTemplateColumn when the SfDataGrid is bound to string collection. But it is not possible to add new records using AddNewRow and also it is not possible to edit the records. However you can able to add the item from code behind and also you can delete the records by setting the SfDataGrid.AllowDeleting property as true. We have prepared  a sample as per your requirement and you can download the sample from the below location,

Sample : http://www.syncfusion.com/downloads/support/forum/126058/ze/UWP-661448407


Luca Spolidoro
Replied On September 22, 2016 09:09 PM

Thanks Sowndaiyan,
with your suggestion I was able to implement the simple string databinding.
I had to add a textbox to support Add new item, but it's fine (deletion fortunately it's supported)

Srinivasan Vasu [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 23, 2016 06:01 AM

Hi Luca, 

Thanks for your update. 

Srinivasan Vasu [Syncfusion]
Replied On September 23, 2016 06:06 AM

Hi Luca, 
Please let us know if you need further assistance on this. 


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