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Working with the VIBlend DataGrid and Nested Data Structures

by viblend 8. June 2011 22:29

This example demonstrates how to bind the VIBlend DataGrid for Silverlight to a list of invoices that has nested properties. The schema of data source contains the following DataFields / Properties: SalesPerson(string), ShipperCompany(string), ProductName(string), UnitPrice(double),
Quantity(double), Discount(double), ExtendedPrice(double), Freight(double) and Address(Address). The address object has the following properties: City(string), Region(string) and Country(string).

We'll create a Pivot Table with 3 pivot rows - City, Country and Region and 1 pivot column - Shipper Company.

<viblend:DataGrid ItemsSource="{Binding}" x:Name="dataGrid1" Margin="4" Background="White" AutoGenerateColumns="True">
    <viblend:DataGrid.BoundFields>
        <viblend:BoundField Text="Country" DataField="Address.Country" Width="160" SortMode="NotSortable"/>
        <viblend:BoundField Text="City" DataField="Address.City" Width="140" SortMode="NotSortable"/>
        <viblend:BoundField Text="Region" DataField="Address.Region" Width="140" SortMode="NotSortable"/>
        <viblend:BoundField Text="Carrier" DataField="ShipperCompany" Width="140" SortMode="NotSortable" />
        <viblend:BoundField Text="ExtendedPrice" DataField="ExtendedPrice" Width="140" SortMode="NotSortable" />
    </viblend:DataGrid.BoundFields>
    <viblend:DataGrid.BoundPivotRows>
        <viblend:BoundField Text="Country" DataField="Address.Country" Width="160" SortMode="NotSortable"/>
        <viblend:BoundField Text="Region" DataField="Address.Region" Width="160" SortMode="NotSortable"/>
        <viblend:BoundField Text="City" DataField="Address.City" Width="140" SortMode="NotSortable"/>
    </viblend:DataGrid.BoundPivotRows>
    <viblend:DataGrid.BoundPivotColumns>
        <viblend:BoundField Text="Carrier" DataField="ShipperCompany" Width="140" SortMode="NotSortable"/>
    </viblend:DataGrid.BoundPivotColumns>
    <viblend:DataGrid.BoundPivotValues>
        <viblend:BoundValueField Width="120" CellHorizontalContentAlignment="Center" Text="Count of Sales" Function="Count" DataField="ExtendedPrice"></viblend:BoundValueField>
         <viblend:BoundValueField Width="120" CellHorizontalContentAlignment="Right" CellVerticalContentAlignment="Center" CellTextFormatString="{}{0:C}" Text="Amount of Sales" Function="Sum" DataField="ExtendedPrice"></viblend:BoundValueField>
        <viblend:BoundValueField Width="120" CellHorizontalContentAlignment="Right" CellVerticalContentAlignment="Center" CellTextFormatString="{}{0:C}" Text="Avg Sale Amount" Function="Average" DataField="ExtendedPrice"></viblend:BoundValueField>
    </viblend:DataGrid.BoundPivotValues>
</viblend:DataGrid>

The following code generates the sample data in the example:

C#

public PivotTableDemo()
{
    InitializeComponent();
    PrepareGridData();
    this.DataContext = this.lst;
}

public class Invoice
{
    public Invoice(
        string City,
        string Region,
        string Country,
        string SalesPerson,
        string ShipperCompany,
        string ProductName,
        double UnitPrice,
        double Quantity,
        double Discount,
        double ExtendedPrice,
        double Freight)
    {
        this.SalesPerson = SalesPerson;
        this.Address = new Address();
        this.Address.City = City;
        this.Address.Region = string.IsNullOrEmpty(Region) ? "All Regions" : Region;
        this.Address.Country = Country;
        this.ShipperCompany = ShipperCompany;
        this.ProductName = ProductName;
        this.UnitPrice = UnitPrice;
        this.Quantity = Quantity;
        this.Discount = Discount;
        this.ExtendedPrice = ExtendedPrice;
        this.Freight = Freight;
    }

    public string SalesPerson { get; set; }
    public string ShipperCompany { get; set; }
    public Address Address { get; set; }
    public string ProductName { get; set; }
    public double UnitPrice { get; set; }
    public double Quantity { get; set; }
    public double Discount { get; set; }
    public double ExtendedPrice { get; set; }
    public double Freight { get; set; }
}

public class Address
{
    public string City { get; set; }
    public string Region { get; set; }
    public string Country { get; set; }
}

public List<Invoice> lst = new List<Invoice>();
private void PrepareGridData()
{
    try
    {
        StreamResourceInfo sri = Application.GetResourceStream(new Uri("IntegratedDemo;component/Examples/Grid/invoices.tab", UriKind.Relative));
        System.IO.StreamReader sr = new System.IO.StreamReader(sri.Stream);
        string line = null;
        sr.ReadLine();
        while ((line = sr.ReadLine()) != null)
        {
            string[] tabs = line.Split('\t');
            lst.Add(new Invoice(tabs[0], tabs[1], tabs[2], tabs[3], tabs[4], tabs[5], double.Parse(tabs[6]), double.Parse(tabs[7]), double.Parse(tabs[8]), double.Parse(tabs[9]), double.Parse(tabs[10])));
        }
        sr.Close();
    }
    catch (System.Exception)
    {
    }
}

VB .NET

Public Sub New()
    InitializeComponent()
    PrepareGridData()
    Me.DataContext = Me.lst
End Sub

Public Class Invoice
    Public Sub New(ByVal City As String, ByVal Region As String, ByVal Country As String, ByVal SalesPerson As String, ByVal ShipperCompany As String, ByVal ProductName As String, ByVal UnitPrice As Double, ByVal Quantity As Double, ByVal Discount As Double, ByVal ExtendedPrice As Double, ByVal Freight As Double)
        Me.SalesPerson = SalesPerson
        Me.Address = New Address()
        Me.Address.City = City
        Me.Address.Region = If(String.IsNullOrEmpty(Region), "All Regions", Region)
        Me.Address.Country = Country
        Me.ShipperCompany = ShipperCompany
        Me.ProductName = ProductName
        Me.UnitPrice = UnitPrice
        Me.Quantity = Quantity
        Me.Discount = Discount
        Me.ExtendedPrice = ExtendedPrice
        Me.Freight = Freight
    End Sub

    Private privateSalesPerson As String
    Public Property SalesPerson() As String
        Get
            Return privateSalesPerson
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            privateSalesPerson = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateShipperCompany As String
    Public Property ShipperCompany() As String
        Get
            Return privateShipperCompany
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            privateShipperCompany = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateAddress As Address
    Public Property Address() As Address
        Get
            Return privateAddress
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Address)
            privateAddress = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateProductName As String
    Public Property ProductName() As String
        Get
            Return privateProductName
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            privateProductName = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateUnitPrice As Double
    Public Property UnitPrice() As Double
        Get
            Return privateUnitPrice
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Double)
            privateUnitPrice = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateQuantity As Double
    Public Property Quantity() As Double
        Get
            Return privateQuantity
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Double)
            privateQuantity = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateDiscount As Double
    Public Property Discount() As Double
        Get
            Return privateDiscount
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Double)
            privateDiscount = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateExtendedPrice As Double
    Public Property ExtendedPrice() As Double
        Get
            Return privateExtendedPrice
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Double)
            privateExtendedPrice = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateFreight As Double
    Public Property Freight() As Double
        Get
            Return privateFreight
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As Double)
            privateFreight = value
        End Set
    End Property
End Class

Public Class Address
    Private privateCity As String
    Public Property City() As String
        Get
            Return privateCity
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            privateCity = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateRegion As String
    Public Property Region() As String
        Get
            Return privateRegion
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            privateRegion = value
        End Set
    End Property
    Private privateCountry As String
    Public Property Country() As String
        Get
            Return privateCountry
        End Get
        Set(ByVal value As String)
            privateCountry = value
        End Set
    End Property
End Class

Public lst As List(Of Invoice) = New List(Of Invoice)()
Private Sub PrepareGridData()
    Try
        Dim sri As StreamResourceInfo = Application.GetResourceStream(New Uri("IntegratedDemo;component/Examples/Grid/invoices.tab", UriKind.Relative))
        Dim sr As New System.IO.StreamReader(sri.Stream)
        Dim line As String = Nothing
        sr.ReadLine()
        line = sr.ReadLine()
        Do While line IsNot Nothing
            Dim tabs() As String = line.Split(ControlChars.Tab)
            lst.Add(New Invoice(tabs(0), tabs(1), tabs(2), tabs(3), tabs(4), tabs(5), Double.Parse(tabs(6)), Double.Parse(tabs(7)), Double.Parse(tabs(8)), Double.Parse(tabs(9)), Double.Parse(tabs(10))))
            line = sr.ReadLine()
        Loop
        sr.Close()
    Catch e1 As System.Exception
    End Try
End Sub


Note: The 'invoices.tab' file is included in the installation package of VIBlend Controls for Silverlight. The default path to the file is: C:\Program Files\VIBlend\SilverlightControls v.5.0\Source Code\CSharp\Examples\Grid\invoices.tab.

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