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I have a datagrid in Windows Presentation Foundation with two comboboxes. The first combobox is Provinces and the second is Districts. I have tables in SQL for provinces and districts with proper relations. I want to populate only the districts for the selected provinces in the datagrid. I have looked at many articles on the web, but couldn't figure this out. I hope someone will help.

Here is the XAML for the datagrid.

<DataGrid x:Name="dgBranches" Background="White" BorderBrush="#5ac7ff" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="34,321,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Height="120" Width="600" Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1" Grid.ColumnSpan="2" GridLinesVisibility="All" AutoGenerateColumns="False" IsSynchronizedWithCurrentItem="True">
                <DataGridCheckBoxColumn Binding="{Binding MainBranch}" ClipboardContentBinding="{x:Null}" Header="Main Branch" Width="100"/>
                <DataGridComboBoxColumn SelectedValueBinding="{Binding ProvinceID}" x:Name="cbxBranch" DisplayMemberPath="Province" SelectedValuePath="ProvinceID" Header="Province" />
                <DataGridComboBoxColumn SelectedItemBinding="{Binding DistrictID}" x:Name="cbxDistrict" DisplayMemberPath="District" SelectedValuePath="DistrictID" Header="District" ItemsSource="{Binding Path=Districts}" />

                <DataGridTextColumn Binding="{Binding Village}" Header="Village"/>
                <DataGridTextColumn Binding="{Binding Location}" Header="Location"/>
                <DataGridTextColumn Binding="{Binding NameOfMarket}" Header="Market Name"/>
                <DataGridTextColumn Binding="{Binding ShopNo}" Header="Shop Number"/>

And the code to populate the comboboxes is

Private Sub PopulateProvinces()
    Dim qry As String = "Select * From Provinces"

    Dim a As New SqlDataAdapter(qry, ConnectionRefDB.DBSql)
    Dim d As New DataTable


    Me.cbxIssuedFrom.ItemsSource = d.DefaultView
    Me.cbxBranch.ItemsSource = d.DefaultView
End Sub

Private Sub PopulateDistricts()

    Dim qry As String = "Select * From Districts"

    Dim a As New SqlDataAdapter(qry, ConnectionRefDB.DBSql)
    Dim d As New DataTable


    Me.cbxDistrict.ItemsSource = d.DefaultView
End Sub

1 solution

Hi Ahmad,

First lets translate your need to a pattern:

Basically you need to change districts by the selected province => Master-Detail Pattern.

Province is the Master and the districts are the Details based on the Master.

So now we can see the we need Master-Detail Pattern.

But what is the best way to do that? Well I can see that you are using DataGrid and build your columns one by one... So lets think about it... Why shouldn't we build a simple Data-Template? And why should we use a DataGrid?

In my article:

How to: Use the Master-Detail Pattern with WPF Hierarchical DataTemplate

You can see that I don't need to use DataGrid for a grid-like UI structure. It's much more easy to use ItemsControl With Data-Template:

<ItemsControl ItemsSource="{Binding Items}">
            <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal" MinWidth="320">
                <TextBlock Width="130" Text="{Binding Name}"/>
                <ComboBox Width="130" ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}" SelectedIndex="{Binding EmployeesSelectedIndex}" />
                <ComboBox Width="130" ItemsSource="{Binding Subordinates}" />
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