JohnB JohnB - 2 months ago 24
C# Question

Simple way to display row numbers on WPF DataGrid

I just want to display row numbers in the left-most column of my

. Is there some attribute to do this?

Keep in mind, this isn't a primary key for my table. I don't want these row numbers to move with their rows when a column is sorted. I basically want a running count. It doesn't even need to have a header.


One way is to add them in the LoadingRow event for the DataGrid

<DataGrid Name="DataGrid" LoadingRow="DataGrid_LoadingRow" ...

void DataGrid_LoadingRow(object sender, DataGridRowEventArgs e)
    e.Row.Header = (e.Row.GetIndex()).ToString(); 

When items are added or removed from the source list then the numbers can get out of sync for a while. For a fix to this, see the attached behavior here:
WPF 4 DataGrid: Getting the Row Number into the RowHeader

Useable like this

<DataGrid ItemsSource="{Binding ...}"