PropertyGroupDescription Class

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Describes the grouping of items by using a property name as the criteria.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: System.Windows.Data
Assembly: System.Windows (in System.Windows.dll)


Public Class PropertyGroupDescription _
    Inherits GroupDescription
public class PropertyGroupDescription : GroupDescription

The PropertyGroupDescription type exposes the following members.


Name Description
PropertyGroupDescription()()() Initializes a new instance of the PropertyGroupDescription class.
PropertyGroupDescription(String) Initializes a new instance of the PropertyGroupDescription class with the specified property name.
PropertyGroupDescription(String, IValueConverter) Initializes a new instance of the PropertyGroupDescription class with the specified property name and converter.
PropertyGroupDescription(String, IValueConverter, StringComparison) Initializes a new instance of the PropertyGroupDescription class with the specified property name, converter, and string comparison.



Name Description
Converter Gets or sets a converter to apply to the property value or the item to produce the final value that is used to determine which group(s) an item belongs to.
GroupNames Gets the collection of group names. (Inherited from GroupDescription.)
PropertyName Gets or sets the name of the property that is used to determine which group(s) an item belongs to.
StringComparison Gets or sets a StringComparison value that specifies the comparison between the value of an item (as determined by PropertyName and Converter) and the name of a group.



Name Description
Equals(Object) Determines whether the specified Object is equal to the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Finalize Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before the Object is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
GetHashCode Serves as a hash function for a particular type. (Inherited from Object.)
GetType Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
GroupNameFromItem Returns the group name(s) for the specified item. (Overrides GroupDescription..::.GroupNameFromItem(Object, Int32, CultureInfo).)
MemberwiseClone Creates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
NamesMatch Returns a value that indicates whether the group name and the item name match, which indicates that the item belongs to the group. (Overrides GroupDescription..::.NamesMatch(Object, Object).)
OnPropertyChanged Raises the PropertyChanged event. (Inherited from GroupDescription.)
ShouldSerializeGroupNames Indicates whether the group names should be serialized. (Inherited from GroupDescription.)
ToString Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)



Name Description
PropertyChanged Occurs when a property value has changed. (Inherited from GroupDescription.)


Explicit Interface Implementations

Name Description
INotifyPropertyChanged..::.PropertyChanged For a description of this member, see PropertyChanged. (Inherited from GroupDescription.)



Views support the functionality of grouping, which allows the user to partition the collection in the collection view into logical groups. The groups can be explicit, where the user supplies a list of groups, or implicit, where the groups are generated dynamically depending on the data.

PropertyGroupDescription allows you to create implicit groups based on a property value. To generate groups based on a property, set the PropertyName property. To change the value that is eventually used for grouping before the groups are generated, use the Converter property to supply a value converter. For example, you might want to group items based on the first letter of a name. If the PropertyName property is not set, the item itself is passed to the value converter. The converter can return a collection, which indicates the items can appear in more than one group.

You can also use the StringComparison property to define how string comparison should occur.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1


Windows Phone

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

See Also


System.Windows.Data Namespace