The datagrid included in Extended WPF Toolkit provides a stunning, shaded appearance and capabilities such as inertial smooth scrolling and animated full-column reordering—which mimics the physics of real-life movement. Add to that the datagrid’s zero-lag data virtualization, and you have the fastest WPF datagrid around—in performance and feel. It also easily handles millions of rows and thousands of columns, and integrates quickly into any WPF app.

This datagrid was the first datagrid for WPF. It was released in 2007 and has been updated 50 times since then. It is used in many major business applications, and is also used by portions of Visual Studio 2010 and 2012.

The datagrid control is contained in a separate assembly, Xceed.Wpf.DataGrid, which must be added to your project and then referenced where necessary.

Note: You can find complete documentation of the API here. You can also find detailed descriptions of how the various classes work together in the Xceed DataGrid for WPF documentation, but please bear in mind that that product's documentation covers features that may not be available in this Toolkit version.

New link: List of feature differences between the Toolkit's datagrid and Xceed DataGrid for WPF.


<sample:DemoView x:Class="Samples.Modules.DataGrid.Views.HomeView"
        Extended WPF Toolkit DataGrid control sample.
            <xcdg:DataGridCollectionViewSource x:Key="cvsOrders"
                                            Source="{Binding ElementName=_demo, Path=Orders}">
                    <PropertyGroupDescription PropertyName="ShipCountry" />
                    <PropertyGroupDescription PropertyName="ShipCity" />

        <xcdg:DataGridControl x:Name="_dataGrid" 
                            ItemsSource="{Binding Source={StaticResource cvsOrders} }" >
                <xcdg:TableflowView FixedColumnCount="2" />

                <!--Preconfigure the OrderID Column of the grid with CellValidationRule. -->
                <xcdg:Column FieldName="OrderID"
                        <local:UniqueIDCellValidationRule />

Code behind
using Microsoft.Practices.Prism.Regions;
using Samples.Infrastructure.Controls;
using Xceed.Wpf.DataGrid.Samples.SampleData;
using System.Data;
using Xceed.Wpf.DataGrid;

namespace Samples.Modules.DataGrid.Views
  /// <summary>
  /// Interaction logic for HomeView.xaml
  /// </summary>
  [RegionMemberLifetime( KeepAlive = false )]
  public partial class HomeView : DemoView
    public HomeView()
      this.Orders = DataProvider.GetNorthwindDataSet().Tables[ "Orders" ];

    public DataTable Orders
      private set;


Last edited Oct 10, 2013 at 3:38 PM by Kosmatos, version 6


p1rate Sep 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM 
I am using DataGrid (Community Edition). I want to have a column with wrapped text in header and cells. I used this code to create column in XAML:
<xcdg:Column FieldName="MyCol" Title="MyCol" Width="100" TextWrapping="Wrap"/>
Text wraps in header, but not in cells. What am I doing wrong?

BoucherS Jan 15, 2013 at 12:04 PM 
Please have a look at this discussion:

pig_master Jan 15, 2013 at 7:14 AM 
tell me what features are available for comparison with full version?

emartin Dec 5, 2012 at 4:03 PM 
Not in the toolkit. But the professional version of the DataGrid is available for .net 3.5

CoderDawson Dec 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM 
Is there an available build of the DataGrid for .NET 3.5 as part of the Extended WPF Toolkit?