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Customizing Group Row Header of Silverlight DataGrid

, 20 Jan 2011 CPOL
This article will definitely help you. Here, I will show you how to modify the XAML to add different content to create a multi level row group header too.
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  <PropertyGroup>
    <Configuration Condition=" '$(Configuration)' == '' ">Debug</Configuration>
    <Platform Condition=" '$(Platform)' == '' ">AnyCPU</Platform>
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    <OutputType>Library</OutputType>
    <AppDesignerFolder>Properties</AppDesignerFolder>
    <RootNamespace>DataGridDemo1</RootNamespace>
    <AssemblyName>DataGridDemo1</AssemblyName>
    <TargetFrameworkIdentifier>Silverlight</TargetFrameworkIdentifier>
    <TargetFrameworkVersion>v4.0</TargetFrameworkVersion>
    <SilverlightVersion>$(TargetFrameworkVersion)</SilverlightVersion>
    <SilverlightApplication>true</SilverlightApplication>
    <SupportedCultures>
    </SupportedCultures>
    <XapOutputs>true</XapOutputs>
    <GenerateSilverlightManifest>true</GenerateSilverlightManifest>
    <XapFilename>DataGridDemo1.xap</XapFilename>
    <SilverlightManifestTemplate>Properties\AppManifest.xml</SilverlightManifestTemplate>
    <SilverlightAppEntry>DataGridDemo1.App</SilverlightAppEntry>
    <TestPageFileName>DataGridDemo1TestPage.html</TestPageFileName>
    <CreateTestPage>true</CreateTestPage>
    <ValidateXaml>true</ValidateXaml>
    <EnableOutOfBrowser>false</EnableOutOfBrowser>
    <OutOfBrowserSettingsFile>Properties\OutOfBrowserSettings.xml</OutOfBrowserSettingsFile>
    <UsePlatformExtensions>false</UsePlatformExtensions>
    <ThrowErrorsInValidation>true</ThrowErrorsInValidation>
    <LinkedServerProject>
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    <Utf8Output>true</Utf8Output>
    <ExpressionBlendVersion>4.0.20901.0</ExpressionBlendVersion>
  </PropertyGroup>
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       MSBuild 3.5 toolset. In order to work correctly with this older toolset, it needs 
       to set the TargetFrameworkVersion to v3.5 -->
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    <TargetFrameworkVersion>v3.5</TargetFrameworkVersion>
  </PropertyGroup>
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    <DebugSymbols>true</DebugSymbols>
    <DebugType>full</DebugType>
    <Optimize>false</Optimize>
    <OutputPath>Bin\Debug</OutputPath>
    <DefineConstants>DEBUG;TRACE;SILVERLIGHT</DefineConstants>
    <NoStdLib>true</NoStdLib>
    <NoConfig>true</NoConfig>
    <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport>
    <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel>
  </PropertyGroup>
  <PropertyGroup Condition=" '$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'Release|AnyCPU' ">
    <DebugType>pdbonly</DebugType>
    <Optimize>true</Optimize>
    <OutputPath>Bin\Release</OutputPath>
    <DefineConstants>TRACE;SILVERLIGHT</DefineConstants>
    <NoStdLib>true</NoStdLib>
    <NoConfig>true</NoConfig>
    <ErrorReport>prompt</ErrorReport>
    <WarningLevel>4</WarningLevel>
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  <ItemGroup>
    <Reference Include="mscorlib" />
    <Reference Include="System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations" />
    <Reference Include="System.Windows" />
    <Reference Include="system" />
    <Reference Include="System.Core" />
    <Reference Include="System.Net" />
    <Reference Include="System.Windows.Controls.Data" />
    <Reference Include="System.Windows.Controls.Data.Input" />
    <Reference Include="System.Windows.Data" />
    <Reference Include="System.Xml" />
    <Reference Include="System.Windows.Browser" />
  </ItemGroup>
  <ItemGroup>
    <Compile Include="App.xaml.cs">
      <DependentUpon>App.xaml</DependentUpon>
    </Compile>
    <Compile Include="Converters\GroupRowHeaderVisibilityConverter.cs" />
    <Compile Include="Models\Employee.cs" />
    <Compile Include="Properties\AssemblyInfo.cs" />
    <Compile Include="Providers\EmployeeProviders.cs" />
    <Compile Include="ViewModels\MainViewModel.cs" />
    <Compile Include="Views\MainView.xaml.cs">
      <DependentUpon>MainView.xaml</DependentUpon>
    </Compile>
  </ItemGroup>
  <ItemGroup>
    <ApplicationDefinition Include="App.xaml">
      <SubType>Designer</SubType>
      <Generator>MSBuild:Compile</Generator>
    </ApplicationDefinition>
  </ItemGroup>
  <ItemGroup>
    <None Include="Properties\AppManifest.xml" />
  </ItemGroup>
  <ItemGroup />
  <ItemGroup>
    <Page Include="Views\MainView.xaml">
      <SubType>Designer</SubType>
      <Generator>MSBuild:Compile</Generator>
    </Page>
  </ItemGroup>
  <Import Project="$(MSBuildExtensionsPath32)\Microsoft\Silverlight\$(SilverlightVersion)\Microsoft.Silverlight.CSharp.targets" />
  <!-- To modify your build process, add your task inside one of the targets below and uncomment it. 
       Other similar extension points exist, see Microsoft.Common.targets.
  <Target Name="BeforeBuild">
  </Target>
  <Target Name="AfterBuild">
  </Target>
  -->
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    <VisualStudio>
      <FlavorProperties GUID="{A1591282-1198-4647-A2B1-27E5FF5F6F3B}">
        <SilverlightProjectProperties />
      </FlavorProperties>
    </VisualStudio>
  </ProjectExtensions>
</Project>

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Kunal Chowdhury (@kunal2383)
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Kunal Chowdhury is a Microsoft "Windows Platform Development" MVP (Most Valuable Professional), a Codeproject Mentor, Telerik MVP, Nokia Developer Champion, Speaker in various Microsoft events, Author, passionate Blogger and a Software Engineer by profession.
 
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