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The WinForms DataGrid control provides support to group data based on one or more columns. Users can display organized data in a hierarchical structure based on matching column values. They can group the data by dragging the column(s) to the group drop area.

Column grouping

Group data for one or more columns using an intuitive user interface called “group drop area” and programmatic grouping.

Column grouping in winforms datagrid

Group expand and collapse

View the records of each group easily. An intuitive expand icon in group caption provides an easy way to expand or collapse groups. Users can also expand or collapse groups in code behind.

Expanding and collapsing groups in winforms datagrid

Custom grouping

  • Group data for columns based on custom logic based on business requirements.
  • Sort all the inner records of each group.

Custom grouping in winforms datagrid

Display text-based grouping

Group data for columns based on the displayed text. Users can view the grouped data with formatted text applied for values.

Display text based grouping in winforms datagrid


Group drop area customization in winforms datagrid

Group drop area style

Customize the appearance of the group drop area to adapt it to the rest of the business application.

Group caption row customization in winforms datagrid

Group caption row style

Customize the appearance of a group caption row easily using a group caption style. You can also customize a group caption row conditionally based on values.

Summary for groups

View summaries for columns in a group caption. It’s also possible to show a summary of records in a group.

winforms datagrid shows group caption summary


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