DataGridColumn.Header Property

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Gets or sets the content of the column header.

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


Public Property Header As Object
public Object Header { get; set; }
<sdk:dataGridColumn Header="text"/>

XAML Values

  • sdk:dataGridColumn
    Typically, sdk:DataGridTextColumn, sdk:DataGridCheckBoxColumn, or sdk:DataGridTemplateColumn.

  • headerObject
    An object element that serves as header content. Use discretion when using objects as header content; not all Silverlight objects are suitable for use within the limited presentation surface that appears for headers.

  • text
    A text string that serves as header content.

Property Value

Type: System.Object
The column header content. The default is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


The following code example demonstrates how to set the Header property in XAML. This example is part of a larger example available in the DataGrid class overview.

<sdk:DataGrid x:Name="dataGrid4" 
    Height="160" Margin="0,5,0,10" 
    RowHeight="40" AutoGenerateColumns="False" >    
            Header="First Name" 
            Binding="{Binding FirstName}" 
            FontSize="20" />
            Header="Last Name" 
            Binding="{Binding LastName}" 
            FontSize="20" />
            Binding="{Binding Address}" >
                <Style TargetType="TextBlock">
                    <Setter Property="TextWrapping" Value="Wrap"/>
                <Style TargetType="TextBox">
                    <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Blue"/>
            Binding="{Binding IsNew}" />
            Binding="{Binding IsSubscribed}" 
            IsThreeState="True" />

The following code example demonstrates how to set the Header property in code. This example is part of a larger example available in the How to: Customize Auto-Generated Columns in the DataGrid Control topic.

' Create a new template column.
Dim templateColumn As New DataGridTemplateColumn
templateColumn.Header = "Due Date"
templateColumn.CellTemplate = Me.Resources("dueDateCellTemplate")
templateColumn.CellEditingTemplate = Me.Resources("dueDateCellEditingTemplate")
templateColumn.SortMemberPath = "DueDate"
// Create a new template column.
DataGridTemplateColumn templateColumn = new DataGridTemplateColumn();
templateColumn.Header = "Due Date";
templateColumn.CellTemplate = (DataTemplate)Resources["dueDateCellTemplate"];
templateColumn.CellEditingTemplate = (DataTemplate)Resources["dueDateCellEditingTemplate"];
templateColumn.SortMemberPath = "DueDate";

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.