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Creating Columns and Binding Them to Data Properties

When the GridControl is bound to a data source, you need to create columns and bind them to data properties. There are two ways to do this:

Expanded Creating and Binding Columns at Design Time

To access the grid's GridControl.Columns collection, invoke the Columns edit form:

This form allows you to add, delete, access and customize column settings, and perform other common collection management tasks.

The following code shows how to create columns in XAML:

  • using the GridColumn.FieldName property.

  • using the GridColumn.Binding property.

Note

When working with data structures that contain Dynamic Objects, use the ColumnBase.Binding property instead of ColumnBase.FieldName. Learn more: Binding Columns to Data Source Fields.

Note

Columns that are bound using the ColumnBase.Binding property might work more slowly than columns that use the ColumnBase.FieldName property. Learn more: Binding Columns to Data Source Fields.

Expanded Creating and Binding Columns at Runtime

The following example shows how to create a column and bind it to a data property:

  • using the GridColumn.FieldName property.

  • using the GridColumn.Binding property.

To create columns for all properties in a data source, call the DataControlBase.PopulateColumns method. This method clears the grid's GridControl.Columns collection, and re-populates it with columns/card fields that correspond to all properties in a data source.

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