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Randy Hompesch
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Randy Hompesch asked on 13 Nov 2016, 03:50 PM

I'm just getting into this and I just can't figure out what I am doing wrong.

I have the following XAML (at least the relevant part) followed by the code in the Viewmodel to load it.

In the seachcommand function I make a db call and load the results into my observable collection of SearchResultBag.

The query runs fun and I get data. It just doesn't show in the grid. What is the magic sauce I am missing. This seems like it should be trivial.

If I get rid of the SearchResultsBag and ONLY return a string (for testing purposes) the string(s) get displayed in the grid. Why won't my SearchResultsBag display it's contents. I've been a good boy and defined the template columns. It's gotta be something simple but I just can't see what I am missing.

While I'm at it, can anyone point me to a good MVVM databound RadGridView example. The telerik demo app is WAAAAY to complicated for a newb like me to pick up the basics from. I'm sure if I can get this simple search thing working I can get the rest.

Thanks ... Ed


<Button x:Name="cmdSearch"  Grid.Row="8" Grid.Column="1"        Content="Search" HorizontalAlignment="Left"         Command="{Binding SearchCommand }" Margin="0,5,0,5"/>

<telerik:RadGridView Grid.Row="9" Grid.Column="0" Grid.ColumnSpan="3" x:Name="ssSearch"
     Visibility="{Binding ShowResults, Converter={StaticResource bResultsVisibleConverter}}"
     ItemsSource="{Binding SearchResults, UpdateSourceTrigger=PropertyChanged, Mode=TwoWay }"
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="Request #" DataMemberBinding="{Binding CustomKey}"/>
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="ClientName" DataMemberBinding="{Binding ClientName}"/>
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="ClientId" DataMemberBinding="{Binding ClientId}"/>
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="OpenedBy" DataMemberBinding="{Binding OpenedBy}"/>
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="ProjectId" DataMemberBinding="{Binding ProjectId}"/>
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="OpenedDate" DataMemberBinding="{Binding OpenedDate}"/>
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="RequestedDate" DataMemberBinding="{Binding RequestedDate}"/>
                <telerik:GridViewDataColumn Header="CloseDate" DataMemberBinding="{Binding CloseDate}"/>




SearchCommand = new Prism.Commands.DelegateCommand(Search).ObservesProperty(() => SearchResults);
private ObservableCollection<SearchResultsBag> _searchResults;

public ObservableCollection<SearchResultsBag> SearchResults
get { return _searchResults; }
set { SetProperty(ref _searchResults, value); }
private void Search()
this.SearchResults = new ObservableCollection<SearchResultsBag>();
var q = from a in db.CALMS_Request
where a.Custom_Key == CustomKey
select new SearchResultsBag
CustomKey = a.Custom_Key,
ClientName = a.Client.ClientName,
ClientId = a.Client.ClientId.ToString(),
OpenedBy = "OpenedBy",
ProjectId = a.ProjectID,
OpenDate = a.DateCreated.ToString(),
RequestedDate = a.RequestedDate,
CloseDate = a.ClosedDate
if (string.IsNullOrWhiteSpace(CustomKey))
q = q.Where(a => a.CustomKey.ToLower() == CustomKey.ToLower());

foreach (SearchResultsBag item in q)
ShowResults = true;
public class SearchResultsBag
public string CustomKey;
public string ClientName;
public string ClientId;
public string OpenedBy;
public string ProjectId;
public string OpenDate;
public string RequestedDate;
public string CloseDate;


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Stefan Nenchev
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answered on 14 Nov 2016, 03:59 PM
Hello Randy,

I have attached a sample project that follows the MVVM pattern. We generally use it when our customers contact us for some issues so it is pretty simple and you might come across it in some other threads. 

As for the actual you are since you have not included the full implementation from your end, can you please have a look at the RadGridView`s ItemsSource once the control is loaded and update me whether the expected items are present? Simply attach to the RadGridView`s loaded event and have a look at the source collection(SearchResults). If the collection is not empty, can you have a look at the Items collection of the RadGridView once the control is loaded?

Actually, the best case scenario would be to raise a ticket with a sample application that shows the undesired behavior so we can have a more detailed look and advise you more appropriately.

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