Grid.ShowGridLines Property

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Gets or sets a value that indicates whether grid lines are visible within this Grid.

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


Public Property ShowGridLines As Boolean
public bool ShowGridLines { get; set; }
<Grid ShowGridLines="bool"/>

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if grid lines are visible; otherwise, false. The default value is false.


Dependency property identifier field: ShowGridLinesProperty

Enabling grid lines creates dotted lines around all the elements within a Grid, as shown in the following illustration.

Shows a Grid with ShowGridLines set to True

Only dotted lines are available because this property is intended as a design tool to debug layout problems. Setting ShowGridLines to true is not intended for use in production-quality code. If you want lines inside a Grid, style the elements within the Grid to have borders. For more information, see Border.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0


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