Mike B. Mike B. - 3 months ago 63
C# Question

DataGrid row content vertical alignment

I have a regular DataGrid from WPF 4.0 RTM, where I put data from a database. In order to make clean & light style of DataGrid I use a tall/high rows and by default DataGrid aligns row content in top vertical position, but I want to set a center vertical alignment.

I already tried to use this property

VerticalAlignment="Center"


in DataGrid options, but it doesn't help me.

Here is an example of XAML-code, describing my DataGrid without center vertical alignment:

<DataGrid x:Name="ContentDataGrid"
Style="{StaticResource ContentDataGrid}"
ItemsSource="{Binding}"
RowEditEnding="ContentDataGrid_RowEditEnding">
<DataGrid.Columns>
<DataGridTextColumn Header="UserID"
Width="100"
IsReadOnly="True"
Binding="{Binding Path=userID}" />
<DataGridTextColumn Header="UserName"
Width="100"
Binding="{Binding Path=userName}" />
<DataGridTextColumn Header="UserAccessLevel"
Width="100"
Binding="{Binding Path=userAccessLevel}" />
<DataGridTextColumn Header="UserPassword"
Width="*"
Binding="{Binding Path=userPassword}" />
</DataGrid.Columns>
</DataGrid>


Result of executing this code:

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As you can see all row's content has top vertical align.

What do I have to add in order to get center vertical alignment of each row content?

Thanks.

Answer

Complete solution of this issue:

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wpf/thread/8c2aa3b1-d967-41ab-93c2-6c8cb1b7d29d/#488d0cdd-d0c2-469a-bfb6-8ca3d75426d4

In brief, in style-file set:

<!--body content datagrid cell vertical centering-->
<Style x:Key="Body_Content_DataGrid_Centering"
        TargetType="{x:Type DataGridCell}">
    <Setter Property="Template">
        <Setter.Value>
            <ControlTemplate TargetType="{x:Type DataGridCell}">
                <Grid Background="{TemplateBinding Background}">
                    <ContentPresenter VerticalAlignment="Center" />
                </Grid>
            </ControlTemplate>
        </Setter.Value>
    </Setter>
</Style>

In window file:

<DataGrid x:Name="ContentDataGrid"
        Style="{StaticResource ContentDataGrid}"
        CellStyle="{StaticResource Body_Content_DataGrid_Centering}"
        ItemsSource="{Binding}"
        RowEditEnding="ContentDataGrid_RowEditEnding">
    <DataGrid.Columns>
        <DataGridTextColumn Header="UserID"
                Width="100"
                IsReadOnly="True"
                Binding="{Binding Path=userID}" />
        <DataGridTextColumn Header="UserName"
                Width="100"
                Binding="{Binding Path=userName}" />
        <DataGridTextColumn Header="UserAccessLevel"
                Width="100"
                Binding="{Binding Path=userAccessLevel}" />
        <DataGridTextColumn Header="UserPassword"
                Width="*"
                Binding="{Binding Path=userPassword}" />
    </DataGrid.Columns>
</DataGrid>

This will give you a wanted result:

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