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The DataGrid control provides support to group data against 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 WPF datagrid

Group expand and collapse

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

Expanding and collapsing groups in WPF datagrid

Custom grouping

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

Custom grouping in WPF datagrid

Display text-based grouping

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

Display text based grouping in WPF datagrid

Freeze group caption row

Users can freeze a group caption (group header) of a group in the view. Then, the group caption will stick in the view until all the records of the group scroll out of view.

Freezing group caption headers in WPF datagrid

Summary value-based group sorting

You can allow users to sort groups based on their summary values. Custom sorting logic can also be provided for your customized operations.

WPF datagrid shows group sorting based on summary values


Group drop area customization in WPF 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 WPF 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.

WPF datagrid shows group caption summary


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