Populate ComboBox inside xamDataGrid RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    i have a xamDatagrid  (WPF)set up as follows :

    <igDP:XamDataGrid  DataSource="{Binding}"  x:Name="xamContact" >
    <igDP:Field Name="DepartmentName" Label="Department Name" />
    <igDP:Field Name="FirstName" Width="100" Label="First Name" />
     <igDP:Field Name="LastName" Label="Last Name" />
     <igDP:Field Name="RoleName" Label="Role Name" />
     <igDP:ComboBoxField Name="Contactby" Visibility="Visible" ItemsSource="{Binding}"  Label="Contactby"></igDP:ComboBoxField>
     <igDP:Field  Name="ContactType" Label="ContactType" Visibility="Collapsed" />

    in the code behind i want populate the xamDataGrid included the ComboBox field"Contactby"(situated in the xamDataGrid) as follows:

    public DataTable GetContTable()
            DataTable tableCont = new DataTable();
            tableCont.Columns.Add("DepartmentName", typeof(string));
            tableCont.Columns.Add("FirstName", typeof(string));
            tableCont.Columns.Add("LastName", typeof(string));
            tableCont.Columns.Add("RoleName", typeof(string));
            tableCont.Columns.Add("Contactby", typeof(object));
            tableCont.Columns.Add("ContactType", typeof(string));
          tableCont.Columns[5].ColumnMapping = MappingType.Hidden;
            return tableCont;
          public void AddRowsCont(DataTable dtcont)
     string[] card = new string[1000];
            for (int i = 0; i < lstContactBy.Items.Count; i++)// in this listbox the number of string is dinamic  then can change number of items each time need insert a new record in the xamdatagrid
                card[i] = lstContactBy.Items[i].ToString();
            dtcont.Rows.Add(txtDepartment.Text, txtFirstName.Text, txtlastName.Text, txtROlename.Text,card  ,"SKYPE"); 
        //here is the button to insert the data in the xamdatagrid
        xamContact.DataSource = tableCont.DefaultView;

    the result is the xamdatagrid can be populate instead the ComboBox "Contactby" is populate only with a message'String[] Array' How i can populate the ComboBox with items without any errors?



    • Moved by Xavier Xie-MSFT Wednesday, September 2, 2015 2:01 AM third-party
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:44 PM

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  • xamDataGrid is a third-party control from Infragistics: http://help.infragistics.com/Help/Doc/WPF/2012.1/CLR4.0/html/xamDataGrid.html

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    • Proposed as answer by messizhu Thursday, August 27, 2015 2:59 AM
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:47 PM
  • I have no idea how a xamdatagrid works or a comboboxfield in one.

    You seem to be binding the itemssource of the combo to whatever is in the row.

    <igDP:ComboBoxField Name="Contactby" Visibility="Visible" ItemsSource="{Binding}"  Label="Contactby"></igDP:ComboBoxField>

    That seems unlikely to be right.

    This article describes how to bind a datagridcomboboxcolumn in a wpf datagrid:


    Maybe you could change to use a regular datagrid or the comboboxfield works similarly enough you could adapt the approach.

    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 1:46 PM