Datagrid: ContextMenu for Column and Row Headers

Oct 31, 2008 at 9:43 AM

is there a way to get context menus specifically on the column and row headers?

<datagrid.ContextMenu>  puts it everywhere on the datagrid, but I woul like to have different menues for the
column header, the row Headers and the data pane.


Nov 3, 2008 at 6:40 PM

You can do it by placing different Context Menus in DataGridColumnHeaderStyle and DataGridRowHeaderStyle or even in control templates for those parts of DataGrid. It should work.

                             Thanks. Lena


Nov 13, 2008 at 3:33 PM
Edited Nov 14, 2008 at 2:07 PM
Can you please show us how to access this DataGridColumnHeaderStyle?

I am using 






    <toolkit:DataGridTextColumn IsReadOnly='True' Header="OrderTime" Width="Auto"




    Binding="{Binding Path = _strOrderTime}" >









    <toolkit:DataGridTextColumn IsReadOnly='True' Header="UserId" Width="Auto"




    Binding="{Binding Path = _UserID}" />




I want to provide a context menu on these two headers? how do i do this?




Nov 14, 2008 at 9:47 PM
DataGridColumn has a property HeaderStyle.  With that you can create a ContextMenu in the HeaderStyle.
Nov 18, 2008 at 1:29 PM

Thanks for the reply but I am not able to get the context menu. Can you pls let me know what could be the issue with following code snippet. Don't seem to get this to work.

This is the code snippet that I have used:

HeaderStyle="{Binding Path = ColumnHeaderStyle}" IsReadOnly='True' Header="OrderTime" Width="Auto" Binding="{Binding Path = _strOrderTime}" >

The Column Header Style:

and the data template for the column header:


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Subject: Re: Datagrid: ContextMenu for Column and Row Headers [wpf:38919]

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DataGridColumn has a property HeaderStyle. With that you can create a ContextMenu in the HeaderStyle.

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Jan 15, 2009 at 10:05 AM
Anyone? :-)
Jan 15, 2009 at 12:28 PM
Here is an example of setting the contextmenu through the ColumnHeaderStyle property:



<ContextMenu x:Key="cm_columnHeaderMenu">

<Style x:Key="DefaultColumnHeaderStyle" TargetType="{x:Type toolkit:DataGridColumnHeader}">
    <Setter Property="ContextMenu" Value="{StaticResource cm_columnHeaderMenu}" />

<toolkit:DataGrid ColumnHeaderStyle="{StaticResource DefaultColumnHeaderStyle}">...


Mar 21, 2009 at 9:44 PM
I am trying to set the ContextMenu to cell so I can (or not?) now what column & row was the context menu called from.

I tried:
















<Setter Property="ContextMenu" Value="{StaticResource mnuContext}"/>



















But I get an error:
Error 1 Value 'ContextMenu' cannot be assigned to property 'Property'. Invalid PropertyDescriptor value. E:\WpfProjects\BssExpeditor\BssExpeditor\Pages\EmployeesPage.xaml 25 29 BssExpeditor




Mar 23, 2009 at 8:05 AM
Try this: