Cell Selection in WPF Pivot Grid

The pivot grid supports selecting entire row or column and group of cells with or without header cells. It is similar to cell selection in the Microsoft Excel.

Cell selection

The AllowSelection property is used to achieve selection behavior in the pivot grid. It can be done through XAML or code-behind.

For XAML, refer to the following code sample.

  • xaml
  • <Grid>
            <syncfusion:PivotGridControl HorizontalAlignment="Left" Name="pivotGrid" VerticalAlignment="Top" AllowSelection="True" ItemSource="{Binding   Source={StaticResource data}}">
    
                <syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotRows>
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Product" FieldMappingName="Product" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Date" FieldMappingName="Date" TotalHeader="Total" />
                </syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotRows>
                <syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotColumns>
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Country" FieldMappingName="Country" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="State" FieldMappingName="State" TotalHeader="Total" />
                </syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotColumns>
                <syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotCalculations>
                    <syncfusion:PivotComputationInfo CalculationName="Total" FieldName="Amount" Format="C" SummaryType="DoubleTotalSum" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotComputationInfo CalculationName="Total" FieldName="Quantity" SummaryType="Count" />
                </syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotCalculations>
    
            </syncfusion:PivotGridControl>
        </Grid>

    For code-behind, refer to the following code sample.

  • c#
  • public partial class MainWindow: Window {
        PivotGridControl pivotGrid = new PivotGridControl();
        public MainWindow() {
            InitializeComponent();
            grid1.Children.Add(pivotGrid);
            pivotGrid.ItemSource = ProductSales.GetSalesData();
            PivotItem m_PivotItem = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Product", FieldMappingName = "Product", TotalHeader = "Total"
            };
            PivotItem m_PivotItem1 = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Date", FieldMappingName = "Date", TotalHeader = "Total"
            };
            PivotItem n_PivotItem = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Country", FieldMappingName = "Country", TotalHeader = "Total"
            };
            PivotItem n_PivotItem1 = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "State", FieldMappingName = "State", TotalHeader = "Total"
            };
            // Adding PivotItem to PivotRows
            pivotGrid.PivotRows.Add(m_PivotItem);
            pivotGrid.PivotRows.Add(m_PivotItem1);
            // Adding PivotItem to PivotColumns
            pivotGrid.PivotColumns.Add(n_PivotItem);
            pivotGrid.PivotColumns.Add(n_PivotItem1);
            PivotComputationInfo m_PivotComputationInfo = new PivotComputationInfo() {
                CalculationName = "Amount", FieldName = "Amount", Format = "C", SummaryType = SummaryType.DoubleTotalSum
            };
            PivotComputationInfo m_PivotComputationInfo1 = new PivotComputationInfo() {
                CalculationName = "Quantity", FieldName = "Quantity", SummaryType = SummaryType.Count
            };
            pivotGrid.PivotCalculations.Add(m_PivotComputationInfo);
            pivotGrid.PivotCalculations.Add(m_PivotComputationInfo1);
    
            pivotGrid.AllowSelection = true;
        }
    }

    PivotGrid shows selected cells

    To select a row

    You can select a whole row in the pivot grid by clicking the specific row header and you can select multiple rows by clicking a row header and dragging it through the other row headers as per requirement.

    PivotGrid shows selection of multiple rows

    To select a column

    You can select a whole column in the pivot grid by clicking the specific column header and you can select multiple columns by clicking a column header and dragging it through the other column headers as per requirement.

    PivotGrid shows selection of multiple columns

    Cell selection with headers

    The AllowSelectionWithHeaders property is used to achieve the selection behavior along with headers. It can be achieved through XAML or code-behind.

    For XAML, refer to the following code sample.

  • xaml
  • <Grid>
            <syncfusion:PivotGridControl HorizontalAlignment="Left" Name="pivotGrid" VerticalAlignment="Top" AllowSelectionWithHeaders="True" ItemSource="{Binding   Source={StaticResource data}}">
    
                <syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotRows>
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Product" FieldMappingName="Product" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Date" FieldMappingName="Date" TotalHeader="Total" />
                </syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotRows>
                <syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotColumns>
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Country" FieldMappingName="Country" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="State" FieldMappingName="State" TotalHeader="Total" />
                </syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotColumns>
                <syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotCalculations>
                    <syncfusion:PivotComputationInfo CalculationName="Total" FieldName="Amount" Format="C" SummaryType="DoubleTotalSum" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotComputationInfo CalculationName="Total" FieldName="Quantity" SummaryType="Count" />
                </syncfusion:PivotGridControl.PivotCalculations>
    
            </syncfusion:PivotGridControl>
        </Grid>

    For code-behind, refer to the following code sample.

  • c#
  • public partial class MainWindow: Window {
        PivotGridControl pivotGrid = new PivotGridControl();
        public MainWindow() {
            InitializeComponent();
            grid1.Children.Add(pivotGrid);
            pivotGrid.ItemSource = ProductSales.GetSalesData();
            PivotItem m_PivotItem = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Product", FieldMappingName = "Product", TotalHeader = "Total"
            };
            PivotItem m_PivotItem1 = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Date", FieldMappingName = "Date", TotalHeader = "Total"
            };
            PivotItem n_PivotItem = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "Country", FieldMappingName = "Country", TotalHeader = "Total"
            };
            PivotItem n_PivotItem1 = new PivotItem() {
                FieldHeader = "State", FieldMappingName = "State", TotalHeader = "Total"
            };
            // Adding PivotItem to PivotRows
            pivotGrid.PivotRows.Add(m_PivotItem);
            pivotGrid.PivotRows.Add(m_PivotItem1);
            // Adding PivotItem to PivotColumns
            pivotGrid.PivotColumns.Add(n_PivotItem);
            pivotGrid.PivotColumns.Add(n_PivotItem1);
            PivotComputationInfo m_PivotComputationInfo = new PivotComputationInfo() {
                CalculationName = "Amount", FieldName = "Amount", Format = "C", SummaryType = SummaryType.DoubleTotalSum
            };
            PivotComputationInfo m_PivotComputationInfo1 = new PivotComputationInfo() {
                CalculationName = "Quantity", FieldName = "Quantity", SummaryType = SummaryType.Count
            };
            pivotGrid.PivotCalculations.Add(m_PivotComputationInfo);
            pivotGrid.PivotCalculations.Add(m_PivotComputationInfo1);
    
            pivotGrid.AllowSelectionWithHeaders = true;
        }
    }

    PivotGrid selection along with Row Headers

    PivotGrid selection along with Row Headers

    PivotGrid selection along with Column Headers

    PivotGrid selection along with Column Headers