Item templates for grid view

This section contains item templates that you can use with a GridView control. Use these templates to get the look of common app types.

To demonstrate data binding, these templates bind GridViewItems to the example Recording class from the data binding overview.

Note

Currently, when a DataTemplate contains multiple controls (e.g. more than a single TextBlock), the default accessible name for screenreaders comes from .ToString() on the item. As a convenience you can instead set the AutomationProperties.Name on the root element of the DataTemplate. For more on accessibility, see Accessibililty overview.

Icon and text

Use these templates to display a collection of apps in a grid with an icon and text.

small icon and text gridview example

<GridView ItemsSource="{x:Bind ViewModel.Recordings}">
    <GridView.ItemTemplate>
        <DataTemplate x:Name="IconTextTemplate" x:DataType="local:Recording">
            <StackPanel Width="264" Height="48" Padding="12" Orientation="Horizontal" AutomationProperties.Name="{x:Bind CompositionName}">
                <SymbolIcon Symbol="Audio" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                <TextBlock Margin="12,0,0,0" Width="204" Text="{x:Bind CompositionName}"/>
            </StackPanel>
        </DataTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemTemplate>
    <GridView.ItemsPanel>
        <ItemsPanelTemplate>
            <ItemsWrapGrid MaximumRowsOrColumns="4" Orientation="Horizontal" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
        </ItemsPanelTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemsPanel>
</GridView>

icon and double line text gridview example

<GridView ItemsSource="{x:Bind ViewModel.Recordings}">
    <GridView.ItemTemplate>
        <DataTemplate x:Name="IconTextTemplate2" x:DataType="local:Recording">
            <StackPanel Width="264" Height="120" Padding="12" Orientation="Horizontal" AutomationProperties.Name="{x:Bind CompositionName}">
                <FontIcon Margin="0,6,0,0" FontSize="48" FontFamily="Segoe MDL2 Assets" FontWeight="Bold" Glyph="&#xE8D6;" VerticalAlignment="Top"/>
                <StackPanel Margin="16,1,0,0">
                    <TextBlock Width="176" Margin="0,0,0,2" TextWrapping="WrapWholeWords" TextTrimming="Clip" Text="{x:Bind CompositionName}"/>
                    <TextBlock Width="176" Height="48" Style="{ThemeResource CaptionTextBlockStyle}" Foreground="{ThemeResource SystemControlPageTextBaseMediumBrush}" TextWrapping="WrapWholeWords" TextTrimming="Clip" Text="{x:Bind ArtistName}" />
                </StackPanel>
            </StackPanel>
        </DataTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemTemplate>
    <GridView.ItemsPanel>
        <ItemsPanelTemplate>
            <ItemsWrapGrid MaximumRowsOrColumns="4" Orientation="Horizontal" HorizontalAlignment="Center" Margin="40,0"/>
        </ItemsPanelTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemsPanel>
</GridView>

Use this template to display a collection of images in a grid with multi-select mode.

gridview items layout

<GridView SelectionMode="Multiple">
    <GridView.ItemTemplate>
        <DataTemplate x:Name="ImageGalleryDataTemplate">
            <Image Source="Placeholder.png" Height="180" Width="180" Stretch="UniformToFill"/>
        </DataTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemTemplate>
    <GridView.ItemsPanel>
        <ItemsPanelTemplate>
            <ItemsWrapGrid MaximumRowsOrColumns="3" Orientation="Horizontal"/>
        </ItemsPanelTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemsPanel>
</GridView>

Image and text

Use these templates to display a media collection with text underneath.

square image and text gridview example

<GridView ItemsSource="{x:Bind ViewModel.Recordings}">
    <GridView.ItemTemplate>
        <DataTemplate x:Name="ImageTextDataTemplate" x:DataType="local:Recording">
            <StackPanel Height="280" Width="180" Margin="12" AutomationProperties.Name="{x:Bind CompositionName}">
                <Image Source="Placeholder.png" Height="180" Width="180" Stretch="UniformToFill"/>
                <StackPanel Margin="0,12">
                    <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind CompositionName}"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind ArtistName}" Style="{ThemeResource CaptionTextBlockStyle}" Foreground="{ThemeResource SystemControlPageTextBaseMediumBrush}"/>
                </StackPanel>
            </StackPanel>
        </DataTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemTemplate>
    <GridView.ItemsPanel>
        <ItemsPanelTemplate>
            <ItemsWrapGrid MaximumRowsOrColumns="10" Orientation="Horizontal"/>
        </ItemsPanelTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemsPanel>
</GridView>

rectangle image and text gridview example

<GridView ItemsSource="{x:Bind ViewModel.Recordings}">
    <GridView.ItemTemplate>
        <DataTemplate x:Name="ImageTextDataTemplate2" x:DataType="local:Recording">
            <StackPanel Height="280" Width="320" Margin="12" AutomationProperties.Name="{x:Bind CompositionName}">
                <Image Source="Placeholder.png" Height="180" Width="320" Stretch="UniformToFill"/>
                <StackPanel Margin="0,12">
                    <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind CompositionName}"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind ArtistName}" Style="{ThemeResource CaptionTextBlockStyle}" Foreground="{ThemeResource SystemControlPageTextBaseMediumBrush}"/>
                </StackPanel>
            </StackPanel>
        </DataTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemTemplate>
    <GridView.ItemsPanel>
        <ItemsPanelTemplate>
            <ItemsWrapGrid MaximumRowsOrColumns="4" Orientation="Horizontal"/>
        </ItemsPanelTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemsPanel>
</GridView>

Image with text overlay

Use this template to display a media collection with text overlay.

Image and text overlay gridview example

<GridView ItemsSource="{x:Bind ViewModel.Recordings}">
    <GridView.ItemTemplate>
        <DataTemplate x:Name="ImageOverlayDataTemplate" x:DataType="local:Recording">
            <Grid Height="180" Width="320" AutomationProperties.Name="{x:Bind CompositionName}">
                <Image Source="Placeholder.png" Stretch="UniformToFill"/>
                <StackPanel Orientation="Vertical" Height="60" VerticalAlignment="Bottom" Background="{ThemeResource SystemBaseLowColor}" Padding="12">
                    <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind CompositionName}"/>
                    <TextBlock Text="{x:Bind ArtistName}" Style="{ThemeResource CaptionTextBlockStyle}" Foreground="{ThemeResource SystemControlPageTextBaseMediumBrush}"/>
                </StackPanel>
            </Grid>
        </DataTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemTemplate>
    <GridView.ItemsPanel>
        <ItemsPanelTemplate>
            <ItemsWrapGrid MaximumRowsOrColumns="4" Orientation="Horizontal"/>
        </ItemsPanelTemplate>
    </GridView.ItemsPanel>
</GridView>