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Johann Weder
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Johann Weder asked on 13 May 2010, 09:28 AM
Hi,

I have three columns in a RadGridView that are of the same type (Resource) that should use the same DataTemplate. Initially I had the DataTemplate in the Grid.Resources section but could not get the DataBinding to work. Afterwards I used an elaborate way by specifing the template repeatedly and binding each under the RadGridView.Columns. This works but is obviously not the preferred way nor the elegant way to do this:

        <radControls:RadGridView x:Name="registerGridView" 
                                 AutoGenerateColumns="False">  
            <radControls:RadGridView.Columns> 
                <radControls:GridViewToggleRowDetailsColumn /> 
                <radControls:GridViewDataColumn Header="Client" /> 
                <radControls:GridViewDataColumn Header="Site" /> 
                <radControls:GridViewDataColumn Header="Post" /> 
                <radControls:GridViewDataColumn Header="Planned">  
                    <radControls:GridViewDataColumn.CellTemplate> 
                        <DataTemplate> 
                            <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">  
                                <TextBlock Text="{Binding PlannedResource.Firstname}" 
                                           Margin="2" /> 
                                <TextBlock Text="{Binding PlannedResource.Lastname}" 
                                           Margin="2" /> 
                            </StackPanel> 
                        </DataTemplate> 
                    </radControls:GridViewDataColumn.CellTemplate> 
                </radControls:GridViewDataColumn> 
                <radControls:GridViewDataColumn Header="Rostered">  
                    <radControls:GridViewDataColumn.CellTemplate> 
                        <DataTemplate> 
                            <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">  
                                <TextBlock Text="{Binding RosteredResource.Firstname}" 
                                           Margin="2" /> 
                                <TextBlock Text="{Binding RosteredResource.Lastname}" 
                                           Margin="2" /> 
                            </StackPanel> 
                        </DataTemplate> 
                    </radControls:GridViewDataColumn.CellTemplate> 
                </radControls:GridViewDataColumn> 
                <radControls:GridViewDataColumn Header="Actual">  
                    <radControls:GridViewDataColumn.CellTemplate> 
                        <DataTemplate> 
                            <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">  
                                <TextBlock Text="{Binding ActualResource.Firstname}" 
                                           Margin="2" /> 
                                <TextBlock Text="{Binding ActualResource.Lastname}" 
                                           Margin="2" /> 
                            </StackPanel> 
                        </DataTemplate> 
                    </radControls:GridViewDataColumn.CellTemplate> 
                </radControls:GridViewDataColumn> 
            </radControls:RadGridView.Columns> 
        </radControls:RadGridView> 

How do I create a single template and bind to the planned-, rostered- and actual resources?

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Milan
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answered on 13 May 2010, 11:05 AM
Hello Johann Weder,

This can be done with a special column which will adjust the DataContext of the CellTemplate.

public class CustomColumn : GridViewBoundColumnBase
{
    public override System.Windows.FrameworkElement CreateCellElement(GridViewCell cell, object dataItem)
    {
        var element = base.CreateCellElement(cell, dataItem);
        element.DataContext = cell.Value;
  
        return element;
    }
}

Once you have such column you could write something similar to this:

<Grid>
    <Grid.Resources>
        <DataTemplate x:Key="CustomTemplate">
            <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
                <TextBlock Text="{Binding Firstname}" Margin="2" />
                <TextBlock Text="{Binding Lastname}" Margin="2" />
            </StackPanel>
        </DataTemplate>
    </Grid.Resources>
  
    <radControls:RadGridView>
        <radControls:RadGridView.Columns>
            <local:CustomColumn Header="Planned" 
                                            DataMemberBinding="{Binding PlannedResource}"
                                            CellTemplate="{StaticResource CustomTemplate}">
            </local:CustomColumn>
            <local:CustomColumn Header="Planned" 
                                            DataMemberBinding="{Binding RosteredResource}"
                                            CellTemplate="{StaticResource CustomTemplate}">
            </local:CustomColumn>
            <local:CustomColumn Header="Planned" 
                                            DataMemberBinding="{Binding ActualResource}"
                                            CellTemplate="{StaticResource CustomTemplate}">
            </local:CustomColumn>
        </radControls:RadGridView.Columns>
    </radControls:RadGridView>
</Grid>

Still, you are just going to have three separate DataTemplate, writing a custom column might not be justified.

Kind regards,
Milan
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Rob
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answered on 25 Oct 2010, 10:29 PM
This worked excellent. Thanks.
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Thomas
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answered on 14 Dec 2011, 04:24 PM
This is working as long as you don't use RowVirtualization. If EnableRowVirtualization is true, you get a random order when scrolling through the grid. Does anyone have an idea what we can do in this case?
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answered on 16 Jan 2012, 04:48 PM
We have the same problem after upgrade to Q3 2011
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