Multi-Column ItemsControl


  • I have an ItemsControl with data I want to display in 2 columns. The width of the columns and the number of items is unknown. If I were to hardcode this to look the way I want using a Grid, it would look something like this:

    		<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
    		<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
    		<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
    		<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
    		<RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
    		<ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>
    		<ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="0" Text="Item 0 0"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="1" Text="Item 0 1"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="0" Text="Item 1 0"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="1" Text="Item 1 1"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="0" Text="Item 2 0"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="1" Text="Item 2 1"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="0" Text="Item 3 0"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="1" Text="Item 3 1"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="4" Grid.Column="0" Text="Item 4 0"/>
    	<TextBlock Grid.Row="4" Grid.Column="1" Text="Item 4 1"/>
    I could, of course, set fixed widths in my ItemTemplate, but that would require knowing the widths beforehand. I also considered using 2 ItemsControls (one for each column), but this seemed inefficient. Is there any way to use an ItemsControl (or other control that I could bind my data to) to create columns without setting fixed widths or binding multiple times? Thanks.

    Nathan Sokalski njsokalski@hotmail.com http://www.nathansokalski.com/

    Monday, January 19, 2015 9:45 PM

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  • Hi Nathan,

    You may need something like MaximumRowsOrColumns property for WrapGrid if the container has a big width, but I'm not able to know how would you handle the situation the container has a really small width.


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    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 3:31 AM
  • Try this:
           <ListView >
                 <ListView.ItemContainerStyle >
                    <Style TargetType="ListViewItem">
                        <Setter Property="HorizontalContentAlignment" Value="Stretch" />
                <ListView.ItemTemplate >
                    <DataTemplate >
                            <Grid.ColumnDefinitions >
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>

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    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 7:55 PM
  • If I understand correctly, that would display every item as a Grid. However, because they would be separate Grids, the first column of the first Grid would not necessarily have the same width as the first column of the second Grid. Any other ideas? Thanks.

    Nathan Sokalski njsokalski@hotmail.com http://www.nathansokalski.com/

    Tuesday, January 20, 2015 8:07 PM