Column Types

SfTreeGrid provides support for various built-in column types. Each column has its own properties and renderer to handle different types of data.
You can also add or override existing columns and renderers as you need.

Column Type Renderer Description

TreeGridTextColumn

TreeGridCellTextBoxRenderer

Use to display the string data.

TreeGridNumericColumn

TreeGridCellNumericRenderer

Use to display the numeric data.

TreeGridCurrencyColumn

TreeGridCellCurrencyRenderer

Use to display the currency value.

TreeGridPercentColumn

TreeGridCellPercentageRenderer

Use to display the percent value.

TreeGridMaskColumn

TreeGridCellMaskRenderer

Use to display the data to be masked.

TreeGridDateTimeColumn

TreeGridCellDateTimeRenderer

Use to display the date time value.

TreeGridComboBoxColumn

TreeGridCellComboBoxRenderer

Use to display the IEnumerable data using ComboBox.

TreeGridCheckBoxColumn

TreeGridCellCheckBoxRenderer

Use to display the boolean type data.

TreeGridHyperlinkColumn

TreeGridCellHyperLinkRenderer

Use to display the URI data.

TreeGridTemplateColumn

TreeGridCellTemplateRenderer

Use to display the custom template-specified content.

TreeGridColumn

TreeGridColumn is an abstract class provides base functionalities for all the column types in SfTreeGrid.

Mapping column to particular property

Column can be bound to a property in data object using TreeGridColumn.MappingName property. In addition, it supports to format or bind different property for display and edit mode separately via TreeGridColumn.DisplayBinding and TreeGridColumn.ValueBinding.

When you set MappingName, DisplayBinding and ValueBinding are created based on MappingName, if these properties are not defined explicitly.

You can use DisplayBinding property to format the column in display, by setting StringFormat or Converter property of Binding.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
  					   AllowEditing="True"                        
					   AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
					   AutoGenerateColumns="False"
					   ChildPropertyName="Children"                        
					   ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn MappingName="Salary" DisplayBinding="{Binding Path=Salary, StringFormat='{}{0:C}'}"/>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

In the below screenshot, Salary column display value is formatted to currency by setting DisplayBinding property.

Displaying Currency value in WPF SfTreeGrid

CellTemplate in TreeGridColumn

You can load any WPF control in the display mode for all columns by setting TreeGridColumn.CellTemplate property. In edit mode, corresponding editor will be loaded based on column type.

In the below code snippet, TreeGridCurrencyColumn is loaded with ProgressBar and TextBlock. When you start editing DoubleTextBox will be loaded as Editor.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
					   AllowEditing="True"
				       AllowSorting="True"
					   AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
					   AutoGenerateColumns="False"
					   ChildPropertyName="Children"
					   ColumnSizer="Star"
					   ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}"
					   LiveNodeUpdateMode="AllowDataShaping">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridCurrencyColumn MappingName="Salary" >
			<syncfusion:TreeGridCurrencyColumn.CellTemplate>
				<DataTemplate>
					<Grid>
						<ProgressBar x: Name="progressBar"
									    Background="Transparent"
										BorderThickness="0"
										Maximum="200000"
										Minimum="0"
										Visibility="Visible"
										Value="{Binding Salary}" />
						<TextBlock  HorizontalAlignment="Right"
									VerticalAlignment="Center"
									Text="{Binding Salary,
														Converter={StaticResource CurrencyConverter}}"
									TextAlignment="Center" />
					</Grid>
				</DataTemplate>
			</syncfusion:TreeGridCurrencyColumn.CellTemplate>
		</syncfusion:TreeGridCurrencyColumn>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying ProgressBar in WPF SfTreeGrid

CellTemplate is not support by TreeGridHyperlinkColumn andTreeGridCheckBoxColumn columns.

Reusing same DataTemplate for multiple columns

By default, underlying record is DataContext for CellTemplate. So you have to define, template for each column to display values based on MappingName.

You can use the same DataTemplate for all columns to display value based on MappingName by setting TreeGridColumn.SetCellBoundValue property to true. Setting SetCellBoundValue to true, changes the DataContext for CellTemplate to DataContextHelper which has the following members,

  • Value - Return the value base on MappingName.
  • Record - Returns the underlying data object.
<DataTemplate   x:Key="cellTemplate">
	<TextBlock  Foreground="Red"
			Margin="3,0,0,0"
			Text="{Binding Path=Value}"/>
</DataTemplate>

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid  Name="treeGrid"
					    AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
					    AutoGenerateColumns="False"
					    ChildPropertyName="Children"
					    ColumnSizer="Star"
				    	ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
				<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
					<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="First Name" MappingName="FirstName" 
												   SetCellBoundValue="True"
												   CellTemplate="{StaticResource cellTemplate}"/>
					<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="Last Name" MappingName="LastName" />
					<syncfusion:TreeGridNumericColumn HeaderText="Person ID" MappingName="Id"  NumberDecimalDigits="0"
													  SetCellBoundValue="True"
													  CellTemplate="{StaticResource cellTemplate}"/>
					<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn MappingName="Salary" DisplayBinding="{Binding Path=Salary, StringFormat='{}{0:C}'}"/>
					<syncfusion:TreeGridCheckBoxColumn HeaderText="Availability" MappingName="IsAvailable" />
				</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying same DataTemplate for multiple columns in WPF  SfTreeGrid

Setting CellTemplate based on custom logic using TemplateSelector

TreeGridColumn provides support to choose differentDataTemplate based on underlying data object using TreeGridColumn.CellTemplateSelector property.

For example, two different templates loaded alternatively in Salary column.

<Window.Resources>			
	<local:CustomCellTemplateSelector x:Key="cellTemplateSelector"/>
	<DataTemplate   x:Key="DefaultTemplate">
		<TextBlock  Background="Wheat"
				    Foreground="Red"
				    Text="{Binding Path=Id}"
			    	TextAlignment="Center" />
	</DataTemplate>
	<DataTemplate   x:Key="AlternateTemplate">
		<TextBlock  Background="Beige"
				    Foreground="Green"
				    Text="{Binding Path=Id}"
				    TextAlignment="Center" />
	</DataTemplate>
</Window.Resources>

Below code returns the DefaultTemplate and AlternateTemplate based on Salary? value.

public class CustomCellTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector
{

	public override System.Windows.DataTemplate SelectTemplate(object item, System.Windows.DependencyObject container)
	{

		if (item == null)
			return null;
		var data = item as Employee;            

		if (data.Id % 2 == 0)
			return Application.Current.MainWindow.FindResource("AlternateTemplate") as DataTemplate;

		else
			return Application.Current.MainWindow.FindResource("DefaultTemplate") as DataTemplate;
	}
}

In the below code, the custom template selector set to TreeGridColumn.CellTemplateSelector.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
					AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
					AutoGenerateColumns="False"
					ChildPropertyName="Children"
					ColumnSizer="Star"
					ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>						
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="Person ID" MappingName="Id"  
									   CellTemplateSelector="{StaticResource cellTemplateSelector}"/>						
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

NOTE

Non-Editable columns does not support CellTemplate.

Displaying column with CellTemplate in WPF SfTreeGrid

Binding ViewModel properties with CellTemplate

You can bind properties in ViewModel with the controls in CellTemplate.

Below command defined in ViewModel is bound to Button inside CellTemplate. Below code, denote the base command.

public class BaseCommand : ICommand
{
	#region Fields
	readonly Action<object> _execute;
	readonly Predicate<object> _canExecute;
	public event EventHandler CanExecuteChanged;
	#endregion
	#region Constructors
	
	/// <summary>
	/// Creates a new command that always execute.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="execute">The execution logic.</param>

	public BaseCommand(Action<object> execute)
		: this(execute, null)
	{
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Creates a new command.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="execute">The execution logic.</param>
	/// <param name="canExecute">The execution status logic.</param>

	public BaseCommand(Action<object> execute, Predicate<object> canExecute)
	{

		if (execute == null)
			throw new ArgumentNullException("execute");
		_execute = execute;
		_canExecute = canExecute;
	}
	#endregion        
	bool ICommand.CanExecute(object parameter)
	{
		return _canExecute == null ? true : _canExecute(parameter);
	}

	void ICommand.Execute(object parameter)
	{
		_execute(parameter);
	}                
}

Below code, defines the command for Button in ViewModel.

public class ViewModel
{    
	private BaseCommand deleteRecord;

	public BaseCommand DeleteRecord
	{
		get
		{

			if (deleteRecord == null)
				deleteRecord = new BaseCommand(OnDeleteRecordClicked, OnCanDelete);
			return deleteRecord;
		}
	}

	private static bool OnCanDelete(object obj)
	{
		return true;
	}

	private void OnDeleteRecordClicked(object obj)
	{
		//TODO ACTION.
	}
}

In the below code, Button inside CellTemplate bound to the command in ViewModel.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						AutoExpandMode="AllNodesExpanded"
						ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
						ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
						ParentPropertyName="ID">

	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="ID" MappingName="ID">
			<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn.CellTemplate>
				<DataTemplate>
					<Button Command="{Binding DeleteRecord,
										Source={StaticResource viewModel}}"
							CommandParameter="{Binding}" 
							HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" 
							VerticalAlignment="Stretch"
							Content="Delete" />
								   <!--or-->
					 <Button Command="{Binding DataContext.DeleteRecord,
											  ElementName=treeGrid}"
									 CommandParameter="{Binding}"
									 Content="Delete" />
				</DataTemplate>
			</syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn.CellTemplate>
		</syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Data Formatting

TreeGridColumn supports to format the data using Converter properties, by defining TreeGridColumn.DisplayBinding and TreeGridColumn.ValueBinding. TreeGridColumn.DisplayBinding formats the data in display mode. TreeGridColumn.ValueBinding formats the data in edit mode.

Format column using StringFormat

You can apply format for the column using StringFormat property by defining DisplayBinding.StringFormat applies to TreeGridTexColumn alone. Refer the Converter section to format the other column types.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
					AllowEditing="True"                        
					AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
					AutoGenerateColumns="False"
					ChildPropertyName="Children"                        
					ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn MappingName="Salary" DisplayBinding="{Binding Path=Salary, StringFormat='{}{0:C}'}"/>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

When column is auto-generated, you can set the ‘StringFormat’ by handling ‘AutoGeneratingColumn’ event.

void treeGrid_AutoGeneratingColumn(object sender, AutoGeneratingColumnArgs e)
{

	if (e.Column.MappingName == "Salary")
	{

		if (e.Column is TreeGridNumericColumn)
		{
			e.Column = new TreeGridTextColumn() { MappingName = "Salary", HeaderText = "Salary" };
		}
		e.Column.DisplayBinding = new Binding() { Path = new PropertyPath(e.Column.MappingName), StringFormat = "{0:C}" };
		e.Column.ValueBinding = new Binding() { Path = new PropertyPath(e.Column.MappingName),StringFormat="{0:C}" };
	}
}

Format column using Converter

You can format the column using Converter property by defining DisplayBinding.

<Window.Resources>
	<local:CurrencyFormatConverter x:Key="CurrencyConverter" />
</Window.Resources>

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
					AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
					AutoGenerateColumns="False"
					ChildPropertyName="Children"
					ColumnSizer="Star"
					ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">

	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridNumericColumn MappingName="Salary" DisplayBinding="{Binding Path=Salary, Converter={StaticResource CurrencyConverter}}"/>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
public class CurrencyFormatConverter : IValueConverter
{

	public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, string language)
	{
		return string.Format("{0:C2}", value);
	}

	public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, string language)
	{
		return value;
	}
}

When column is auto-generated, you can set the Converter by handling AutoGeneratingColumn event

treeGrid.AutoGeneratingColumn += TreeGrid_AutoGeneratingColumn;


private void TreeGrid_AutoGeneratingColumn(object sender, TreeGridAutoGeneratingColumnEventArgs e)
{

	if (e.Column.MappingName == "Salary")
	{

		if (e.Column is TreeGridNumericColumn)
		{
			e.Column = new TreeGridTextColumn() { MappingName = "Salary" };
		}
		e.Column.DisplayBinding = new Binding() { Path = new PropertyPath(e.Column.MappingName), Converter = new CurrencyFormatConverter() };
	}
}

Displaying data formatting in columns of WPF SfTreeGrid

Styling TreeGridColumn

TreeGridColumn support to customize the style of particular column using TreeGridColumn.CellStyle property.

Change the font setting

You can change the font settings such as FontSize, FontFamily, FontWeight etc. by writing style of TargetType TreeGridCell or TreeGridColumn.CellStyle property.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid  Name="treeGrid"
						AutoExpandMode="AllNodesExpanded"
						AutoGenerateColumns="True"
						ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
						ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
						ParentPropertyName="ID">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="First Name" MappingName="FirstName">
			<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn.CellStyle>
				<Style TargetType="syncfusion:TreeGridCell">
					<Setter Property="FontSize" Value="12" />
					<Setter Property="FontFamily" Value="Segoe UI" />
					<Setter Property="FontWeight" Value="Bold" />
					<Setter Property="FontStyle" Value="Italic" />
					<Setter Property="FontStretch" Value="Condensed" />
				</Style>
			</syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn.CellStyle>
		</syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

When column is auto-generated, you can style the column by handling AutoGeneratingColumn event

this.treeGrid.AutoGeneratingColumn += TreeGrid_AutoGeneratingColumn;

private void TreeGrid_AutoGeneratingColumn(object sender, TreeGridAutoGeneratingColumnEventArgs e)
{

	if (e.Column.MappingName == "FirstName")
	{
		 e.Column.CellStyle=this.Resources["cellStyle"] as Style;
	}
}

Displaying font styling in WPF SfTreeGrid

Styles based on custom logic

You can apply the styles to columns based on certain condition using TreeGridColumn.CellStyleSelector property.

Below code creates two different styles by TargetType TreeGridCell.

<Application.Resources>
	<Style x:Key="cellStyle1" TargetType="syncfusion:TreeGridCell">
		<Setter Property="Background" Value="Bisque" />
	</Style>
	<Style x:Key="cellStyle2" TargetType="syncfusion:TreeGridCell">
		<Setter Property="Background" Value="Aqua" />
	</Style>
</Application.Resources>

In the below code, returns the style based on ID value. Using Container you can format the columns data based on TreeGridCell.

public class CustomCellStyleSelector : StyleSelector
{

	protected override Style SelectStyleCore(object item, DependencyObject container)
	{
		var treeGridCell = container as TreeGridCell;
		var mappingName = treeGridCell.ColumnBase.TreeGridColumn.MappingName;
		var record = treeGridCell.DataContext;
		var cellValue = record.GetType().GetProperty(mappingName).GetValue(record);

		if (mappingName.Equals("ID"))
		{

			if (Convert.ToInt16(cellValue)%3==0)
				return App.Current.Resources["cellStyle1"] as Style;

			else
				return App.Current.Resources["cellStyle2"] as Style;
		}
		return base.SelectStyle(item, container);
	}
}

Below code, set the customized style selector to TreeGridColumn.CellStyleSelector property.

<Window.Resources>
	<local:CustomCellStyleSelector x:Key="cellStyleSelector>
</Window.Resources>

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						AutoExpandMode="AllNodesExpanded"
						AutoGenerateColumns="True"
						ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
						ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
						ParentPropertyName="ID">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn MappingName="ID" 
									   CellStyleSelector="{StaticResource cellStyleSelector}" />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

When column is auto-generated, you can style the column by handling AutoGeneratingColumn event

this.treeGrid.AutoGeneratingColumn += TreeGrid_AutoGeneratingColumn;

private void TreeGrid_AutoGeneratingColumn(object sender, TreeGridAutoGeneratingColumnEventArgs e)
{

	if (e.Column.MappingName == "ID")
	{
		e.Column.CellStyleSelector = new CustomCellStyleSelector();
	}
}

Displaying cell styling based on conditions in WPF SfTreeGrid

UI Interaction

Hide Column

You can hide or unhide the particular column programmatically by setting TreeGridColumn.IsHidden property. For allowing end-user to hide or unhide column in UI refer Resizing Columns section.

Disable column

You can disable column by setting TreeGridColumn.AllowFocus property. Therefore, that column can? be selected or edited.

Width, alignment and padding settings

Width

The width of TreeGridColumn can be changed by setting Width property. Column width set based on TreeGridColumn.MinimumWidth and TreeGridColumn.MaximumWidth properties.

NOTE

If the TreeGridColumn.Width is defined explicitly takes priority than TreeGridColumn.ColumnSizer.

Padding

TreeGridColumn allows you to the change the padding of cell content by setting Padding property.

Alignment

TreeGridColumn allows you to change the alignment of TreeGridCell and TreeGridHeaderCellControl content using TextAlignment, VerticalAlignment and HorizontalHeaderContentAlignment properties.

TreeGridTextColumnBase

TreeGridTextColumnBase is the abstract class derived from TreeGridColumn. The following columns are derived from the TreeGridTextColumnBase.

  1. TreeGridTextColumn

  2. TreeGridDateTimeColumn

  3. TreeGridNumericColumn

  4. TreeGridMaskColumn

  5. TreeGridTemplateColumn

TreeGridTextColumnBase properties

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
					AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
					ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
					ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>			
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="First Name" 
										MappingName="FirstName"
										TextDecorations="StrikeThrough"
										TextTrimming="WordEllipsis"
										TextWrapping="Wrap"/> 
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying TextTrimming, TextDecorations and TextWrapping in columns of WPF SfTreeGrid

TreeGridTextColumn

TreeGridTextColumn derived from TreeGridTextColumnBase which hosts TextBox in edit mode.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"   
				AutoGenerateColumns="False"
				ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
				ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
				ParentPropertyName="ID">

	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="First Name" 
									   MappingName="FirstName"  
									  />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridTextColumn() { MappingName = "FirstName", HeaderText = "First Name" });

TreeGridNumericColumn

TreeGridNumericColumn derived from TreeGridTextColumnBase which displays columns data as numeric. It hosts SfNumericTextBox in editing mode.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"   
					   AutoGenerateColumns="False"
					   ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
					   ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
					   ParentPropertyName="ID">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridNumericColumn MappingName="Salary" />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>	
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
this.treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridNumericColumn() { MappingName = "Salary" });

Displaying Numeric column in WPF SfTreeGrid

Data formatting

TreeGridNumericColumn allows you to format the numeric data with culture-specific information.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
				AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
				ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
				ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>        
	<syncfusion:TreeGridNumericColumn MappingName="Salary" 
									  NumberDecimalDigits="2"
									  NumberDecimalSeparator="."
									  NumberGroupSeparator=","
									  NumberGroupSizes="3"/>        
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying data formatting of numeric column in WPF SfTreeGrid

TreeGridCurrencyColumn

TreeGridCurrencyColumn derived from GridEditorColumn and it displays columns data as currency. It hosts CurrencyTextBox element in editing mode.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
				AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
				ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
				ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>        
		<syncfusion:TreeGridCurrencyColumn MappingName="Salary" HeaderText = "Salary" />        
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
this.treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridCurrencyColumn() { MappingName = "Salary", HeaderText = "Salary" });

Data formatting

TreeGridCurrencyColumn allows you to format the parsing currency data with culture-specific information.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
				AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
				ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
				ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>        
		<syncfusion:TreeGridCurrencyColumn MappingName="Salary" 
							   CurrencyDecimalDigits="2"
							   CurrencyDecimalSeparator="."
							   CurrencyGroupSeparator=","
							   CurrencyGroupSizes="3"
							   CurrencyPositivePattern="1"
							   CurrencySymbol="$"/>       
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying Currency column in WPF SfTreeGrid

TreeGridPercentColumn

TreeGridPercentColumn derived from GridEditorColumn and it displays columns data as percent. It hosts PercentTextBox element in editing mode.

You can display data as percent value or double value using PercentEditMode property. PercentEditMode.PercentMode returns the value as percentage. PercentEditMode.DoubleMode returns the value as numeric.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						AutoGenerateColumns="False"
						AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
						ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
						ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridPercentColumn MappingName="Hike" HeaderText = "Hike"/>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
this.treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridPercentColumn() { MappingName = "Hike", HeaderText = "Hike" });

Data formatting

TreeGridPercentColumn allows you to format the parsing percent data with culture-specific information.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						AutoGenerateColumns="False"
						AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
						ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
						ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridPercentColumn MappingName="Hike" 
							  PercentDecimalDigits="2"
							  PercentDecimalSeparator="."
							  PercentEditMode="PercentMode"
							  PercentGroupSeparator=","
							  PercentGroupSizes="2"
							  PercentPositivePattern="0"/>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying Percent column in WPF SfTreeGrid

TreeGridDateTimeColumn

TreeGridDateTimeColumn derived from TreeGridTextColumnBase and it displays columns data as date time. It hosts SfDatePicker element in editing mode.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"                               
						ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
						ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
						ParentPropertyName="ID">

	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridDateTimeColumn MappingName="DOB" HeaderText="Employee DOB"/>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridDateTimeColumn() { MappingName = "DOB", HeaderText = "Employee DOB" });

Change the pattern of date time value

You can format the date time value using TreeGridDateTimeColumn.Pattern property, which contains the set of predefined date time patterns,

Pattern Expected
LongDate Monday, June 15, 2016
LongTime 1:45:30 PM
ShortDate 6/15/2016
ShortTime 1:45 PM
FullDateTime Monday, June 15, 2016 1:45 PM
MonthDay June 15
RFC1123 Mon, 15 Jun 2016 20:45:30 GMT
SortableDateTime 2016-06-15T13:45:30
UniversalSortableDateTime 2016-06-15 13:45:30Z
YearMonth June, 2016

When the predefined Pattern does not meet your requirement, you can set the custom pattern using CustomPattern property.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						AutoGenerateColumns="False"
						ColumnSizer="Star"
						AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
						ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
						ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>        
		<syncfusion:TreeGridDateTimeColumn MappingName="DOB" HeaderText="Date of Birth" 
											CustomPattern="dd-mm-yyyy hh:mm:ss"
											Pattern="CustomPattern" />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

You can also change the format of standard date time pattern such as short pattern, long pattern, etc. by using GridDateTimeColumn.DateTimeFormat property.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						AutoGenerateColumns="False"
						ColumnSizer="Star"
						AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
						ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
						ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>        
		<syncfusion:TreeGridDateTimeColumn MappingName="DOB" HeaderText="Date of Birth"                                             
										Pattern="LongDate">
				<syncfusion:TreeGridDateTimeColumn.DateTimeFormat>
					<global:DateTimeFormatInfo LongDatePattern="dd-MM-yyyy hh:mm:ss" />
				</syncfusion:TreeGridDateTimeColumn.DateTimeFormat>
		</syncfusion:TreeGridDateTimeColumn>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

AutoIncrement

You can allow end-user to increment or decrement the value when ‘MouseWheel’ or pressing up and down arrow keys by setting AllowScrollingOnCircle property to true.

Null value support

TreeGridDateTimeColumn provides support to restrict or allow null value in columns based on AllowNullValue property. Instead of displaying null values, you can display hint text using NullText or or you can set the default value using NullValue property.

<syncfusion:TreeGridDateTimeColumn HeaderText="Employee DOB"
							       MappingName="DOB" 
							       AllowNullValue="True" 
							       NullValue="17/11/2016" />

Setting date time value range

You can restrict and display the input value with in the range using MinDate and MaxDate properties.

Editing support

By default, the user can input the date time value by selecting through Calendar in dropdown. You allow users to input or delete the date time value from the key board by setting TreeGridDateTimeColumn.CanEdit to true.

Disable date selection

You can disable the date selection on dropdown popup by setting the DisableDateSelection property to true, so dropdown calender displays months to select.

EnableBackSpaceKey and EnableDeleteKey

You can delete using backspace and delete keys by setting EnableBackSpaceKey and EnableDeleteKey properties to true.

Enable clock and calendar

By default, the Calendar displayed in dropdown popup. You can enable both Calendar and Clock control in dropdown popup by setting the EnableClassicStyle to true.

Show repeat button

You can increment or decrement the selected part of date time value by enabling the repeat button through TreeGridDateTimeColumn.ShowRepeatButton property.

Format using Converter

TreeGridDateTimeColumn allows you to set different cultures by setting ConverterCulture property in DisplayBinding and ValueBinding.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
						ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
						ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>        
		<syncfusion:TreeGridDateTimeColumn HeaderText="Date of Birth"                                             
									DisplayBinding="{Binding Path=DOB,
									ConverterCulture=fr-FR,
									Converter={StaticResource converter}}"
									ValueBinding="{Binding  Path=DOB,
									ConverterCulture=fr-FR}" />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

NOTE

By default, short date pattern is applied in TreeGridDateTimeColumn.

Below code, returns the culture-specified date time value instead of default pattern.

public class CultureFormatConverter : IValueConverter
{

	public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
	{
		return value;
	}

	public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
	{
		throw new NotImplementedException();
	}
}

TreeGridCheckBoxColumn

TreeGridCheckBoxColumn derived from TreeGridColumn and it used display and edit Boolean type data. It hosts CheckBox element as TreeGridCell content.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
						ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
						ParentPropertyName="ID">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridCheckBoxColumn MappingName="AvailabilityStatus"/>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridCheckBoxColumn() { MappingName = "AvailabilityStatus", HeaderText = "Available Status"	});

Displaying CheckBox column in WPF SfTreeGrid

TreeGridCheckBoxColumn allows you to customize check box state and its alignment.

  • IsThreeState - By default, the TreeGridCheckBoxColumn has Checked and Unchecked**** state. You can enable another Intermediate state setting IsThreeState property to true.

  • HorizontalAlignment - You can change the horizontal alignment of CheckBox using HorizontalAlignment property.

TreeGridTemplateColumn

TreeGridTemplateColumn derived from TreeGridTextColumnBase and it displays the template-specified cell content. You can load any WPF control in the display mode for all columns by setting CellTemplate and EditTemplate properties.

Using CellTemplate, you can format data or conditionally change the properties using DataTrigger.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
                ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
                ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
                ParentPropertyName="ID">

    <syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
        <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn MappingName="FirstName" HeaderText="First Name">
            <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding FirstName}"/>
                </DataTemplate>
            </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
            <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.EditTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <TextBox Text="{Binding FirstName}"
                                Syncfusion:FocusManagerHelper.FocusedElement="True"/>
                </DataTemplate>
            </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.EditTemplate>
        </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn>
    </syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
DataTemplate cellTemplate = new DataTemplate();

FrameworkElementFactory frameworkElement1 = new FrameworkElementFactory(typeof(TextBlock));
Binding displayBinding = new Binding() { Path = new PropertyPath("FirstName") };

frameworkElement1.SetValue(TextBlock.TextProperty, displayBinding);

cellTemplate.VisualTree = frameworkElement1;

//EditTemplate creation.
DataTemplate editTemplate = new DataTemplate();

FrameworkElementFactory frameworkElement2 = new FrameworkElementFactory(typeof(TextBox));
Binding editBinding = new Binding() { Path = new PropertyPath("FirstName"), Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay };

frameworkElement2.SetValue(TextBox.TextProperty, editBinding);

editTemplate.VisualTree = frameworkElement2;

this.treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridTemplateColumn() { HeaderText = "First Name", MappingName = "FirstName", CellTemplate = cellTemplate, EditTemplate = editTemplate, SetCellBoundValue = false });

Mouse interaction for UIElement loaded inside template

You can allow UIElement loaded inside CellTemplate or EditTemplate to handle mouse interaction in required cases by setting VisualContainer.WantsMouseInput attached property to the particular UIElement inside template.

<syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn MappingName="City">
	<syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
		<DataTemplate>
			<ComboBox ItemsSource="{Binding CityCollection, Source={StaticResource viewModel}}" syncfusion:VisualContainer.WantsMouseInput="True" />
		</DataTemplate>
	</syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
</syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn>

Keyboard interaction for UIElement loaded inside CellTemplate

You can allow UIElement loaded inside CellTemplate to handle keyboard interaction by setting FocusManagerHelper.WantsKeyInput attached property to TreeGridColumn. You can use this when loading edit element in CellTemplate.

In this case SfTreeGrid handles the below key operations and other keys are handled by UIElement loaded inside CellTemplate.

  • Tab
  • Enter
  • PageUp
  • PageDown
<syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn MappingName="FirstName" 
									syncfusion:FocusManagerHelper.WantsKeyInput="True" 
									HeaderText="First Name">
	<syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
		<DataTemplate>
			<TextBlock Text="{Binding FirstName}"/>
		</DataTemplate>
	</syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>                
</syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn>

Setting focus to particular element inside Template when cell gets activated or edited

You can allow logical focus to specific UIElement loaded inside EditTemplate or CellTemplate by setting [FocusManagerHelper.FocusedElement](https://help.syncfusion.com/cr/cref_files/wpf/Syncfusion.SfGrid.WPF~Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Grid.FocusManagerHelper~FocusedElementProperty.html# "") attached property.

You can use this property to start editing the template column value as like normal column when the user gets into edit mode.

xmlns:sync="using:Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Grid"
xmlns:syncfusion="using:Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.TreeGrid"

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
                ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
                ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
                ParentPropertyName="ID">

    <syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
        <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn MappingName="FirstName" HeaderText="First Name">
            <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <TextBlock Text="{Binding FirstName}"/>
                </DataTemplate>
            </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
            <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.EditTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <TextBox Text="{Binding FirstName}"
                                sync:FocusManagerHelper.FocusedElement="True"/>
                </DataTemplate>
            </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.EditTemplate>
        </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn>
    </syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Binding CellTemplate and EditTemplate based on MappingName

By default, underlying record is DataContext for CellTemplate. So you have to define, template for each column to display values based on MappingName.

You can use the same DataTemplate for all columns to display value based on MappingName by setting SetCellBoundValue property to true. Setting SetCellBoundValue to true, changes the DataContext for CellTemplate to DataContextHelper which has the following members,

  • Value - Return the value base on MappingName.
  • Record - Returns the underlying data object.

NOTE

EditTemplate support available only for TreeGridTemplateColumn.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
                        AllowEditing="True"
                        AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
                        AutoGenerateColumns="False"
                        ChildPropertyName="ReportsTo"
                        ItemsSource="{Binding Employees}"
                        ParentPropertyName="ID">

    <syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
        <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn HeaderText="First Name"
                                        MappingName="FirstName"
                                        SetCellBoundValue="True">
            <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <Grid>
                        <TextBlock Text="{Binding FirstName}" />
                    </Grid>
                </DataTemplate>
            </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.CellTemplate>
            <syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.EditTemplate>
                <DataTemplate>
                    <Grid>
                        <TextBox sync:FocusManagerHelper.FocusedElement="True" Text="{Binding FirstName}" />
                    </Grid>
                </DataTemplate>
            </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn.EditTemplate>
        </syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn>
    </syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Set EditTemplate based on custom logic

TreeGridTemplateColumn provides support to load different edit elements based on underlying data object using TreeGridTemplateColumn.EditTemplateSelector property.

Below code returns the DefaultTemplate and AlternateTemplate based on ID? value.

<Window.Resources>
	<local:CustomCellTemplateSelector x:Key="cellTemplateSelector"/>
	<local:CustomEditTemplateSelector x:Key="editTemplateSelector"/>

	<DataTemplate x:Key="DefaultCellTemplate">
		<TextBlock VerticalAlignment="Center"
			Foreground="Red"
			Text="{Binding Path=Id}"
			TextAlignment="Center" />
	</DataTemplate>

	<DataTemplate x:Key="AlternateCellTemplate">
		<TextBlock VerticalAlignment="Center"
			Foreground="Green"
			Text="{Binding Path=Id}"
			TextAlignment="Center" />
	</DataTemplate>

	<DataTemplate x:Key="DefaultEditTemplate">
		<TextBox Height="45"
			VerticalAlignment="Center"
			Foreground="Red"
			Text="{Binding Path=Id}"
			TextAlignment="Center" />
	</DataTemplate>

	<DataTemplate x:Key="AlternateEditTemplate">
		<TextBox Height="45"
			VerticalAlignment="Center"
			Foreground="Green"
			Text="{Binding Path=Id}"
			TextAlignment="Center" />
	</DataTemplate>

</Window.Resources>
public class CustomEditTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector
{

	public override System.Windows.DataTemplate SelectTemplate(object item, System.Windows.DependencyObject container)
	{

		if (item == null)
			return null;

		var data = item as Employee;

		if (data.Id % 2 == 0)
			return App.Current.Resources["AlternateEditTemplate"] as DataTemplate;

		else
			return App.Current.Resources["DefaultEditTemplate"] as DataTemplate;
	}
}

public class CustomCellTemplateSelector : DataTemplateSelector
{

	public override System.Windows.DataTemplate SelectTemplate(object item, System.Windows.DependencyObject container)
	{

		if (item == null)
			return null;
		var data = item as Employee;

		if (data.Id % 2 == 0)
			return Application.Current.MainWindow.FindResource("AlternateCellTemplate") as DataTemplate;

		else
			return Application.Current.MainWindow.FindResource("DefaultCellTemplate") as DataTemplate;
	}
}

In the below code, custom template selector set to TreeGridTemplateColumn.EditTemplateSelector.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
						AutoGenerateColumns="False"
						ColumnSizer="Star"
					   AllowEditing="True"
						AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
						ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
						ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>                
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTemplateColumn MappingName="Id"
							   CellTemplateSelector="{StaticResource cellTemplateSelector}"    
							   EditTemplateSelector="{StaticResource editTemplateSelector}"/>
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying Template column in WPF SfTreeGrid

TreeGridComboBoxColumn

TreeGridComboBoxColumn derived from TreeGridColumn which hosts ComboBox as edit element. The data source to ComboBox can be set by using `TreeGridComboBoxColumn.ItemsSource property.

By default, TreeGridComboBoxColumn displays the value using MappingName property. You can set DisplayMemberPath which denotes the path to a value on the source object (TreeGridComboBoxColumn.ItemsSource) to serve as the visual representation of object. You can set the SelectedValuePath which denotes the path to get the SelectedValue from the SelectedItem.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid x:Name="treeGrid"                              
						AutoGenerateColumns="False"
						ChildPropertyName="Children"                             
						ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridComboBoxColumn ItemsSource="{Binding CityCollection, Source={StaticResource viewModel}}" 
											MappingName="City" />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridComboBoxColumn() {	MappingName = "City", ItemsSource = viewModel.CityCollection });

SfTreeGrid triggers, CurrentCellDropDownSelectionChanged event, when the SelectedValue is changed. CurrentCellDropDownSelectionChangedEventArgs of CurrentCellDropDownSelectionChanged event provides the information about the changed cell value.

SelectedIndex property returns the index of selected item.

SelectedItem**** property returns the selected item from drop down list.

Displaying ComboBox column in WPF SfTreeGrid

Keep the dropdown to be opened

You can keep the drop-down control open when start editing on the text box of ComboBox also by setting StaysOpenOnEdit property to true.

Improving dropdown opening time

You can improve the drop-down opening time on loading by setting VirtualizingStackPanel as ItemsPanelTemplate of ComboBox, when the large number of items loaded in it.

<Window.Resources>
	<Style TargetType="ComboBox">
		<Setter Property="ItemsPanel">
			<Setter.Value>
				<ItemsPanelTemplate>
					<VirtualizingStackPanel />
				</ItemsPanelTemplate>
			</Setter.Value>
		</Setter>
	</Style>
</Window.Resources>

Opening dropdown popup in single-click

You can open the drop down within single click by setting ComboBox.IsDropDownOpen property to true in OnEditElement method by overriding existing renderer.
Below code, creates TreeGridCellComboBoxRendererExt to set IsDropDownOpen property. Replace the default renderer with created renderer in SfTreeGrid.CellRenderers collection.

treeGrid.CellRenderers.Remove("ComboBox");
treeGrid.CellRenderers.Add("ComboBox", new TreeGridCellComboBoxRendererExt());

public class TreeGridCellComboBoxRendererExt : TreeGridCellComboBoxRenderer
{

	protected override void OnEditElementLoaded(object sender, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs e)
	{
		base.OnEditElementLoaded(sender, e);
		var combobox = sender as ComboBox;
		combobox.IsDropDownOpen = true;
	}
}

NOTE

This is applicable when SfTreeGrid.EditTrigger is OnTap

Loading Different ItemSource for each row of TreeGridComboBoxColumn

You can load the different ItemsSource to each row of TreeGridComboBoxColumn by setting SfTreeGrid.ItemsSourceSelector property.

Implementing IItemsSourceSelector

ItemsSourceSelector needs to implement IItemsSourceSelector interface which requires you to implement GetItemsSource method which receives the below parameters,

  • Record – data object associated with row.
  • Data Context – Data context of data grid.

In the below code, ItemsSource for ShipCity column returned based on ShipCountry column value using the record and data context of data grid passed to GetItemsSource method.

<Window.Resources>
    <local:ItemsSourceSelector x:Key="itemSourceSelector" />
</Window.Resources>

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid x:Name="treeGrid"         
						AllowEditing="True"
						AutoGenerateColumns="False"
						ChildPropertyName="Children"
						ItemsSource="{Binding OrderDetails}"
						ColumnSizer="Star">
    <interactivity:Interaction.Behaviors>
        <local:ItemsSourceSelectorBehavior />
    </interactivity:Interaction.Behaviors>
    <syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
        <syncfusion:TreeGridComboBoxColumn MappingName="ShipCountry"  ItemsSource="{Binding Path=DataContext.CountryList, ElementName=treeGrid}"/>
        <syncfusion:TreeGridComboBoxColumn  HeaderText="ShipCity" DisplayMemberPath="ShipCityName"
                                        ItemsSourceSelector="{StaticResource itemSourceSelector}"
                                        MappingName="ShipCityID" SelectedValuePath="ShipCityID"/>
    </syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
/// <summary>
/// Implementation class for ItemsSourceSelector interface
/// </summary>
public class ItemsSourceSelector : IItemsSourceSelector
{
    public IEnumerable GetItemsSource(object record, object dataContext)
    {
        if (record == null)
            return null;
  
        var orderinfo = record as OrderDetails;
        var countryName = orderinfo.ShipCountry;
  
        var viewModel = dataContext as ViewModel;
  
        //Returns ShipCity collection based on ShipCountry.
        if (viewModel.ShipCities.ContainsKey(countryName))
        {
            ObservableCollection<ShipCityDetails> shipCities = null;
            viewModel.ShipCities.TryGetValue(countryName, out shipCities);
            return shipCities.ToList();
        }
        return null;
    }
}

The following screenshot illustrates the different ShipCity ItemsSource bound to each row of the ComboBox based on the Country Name.

Displaying different itemssource for different rows using ItemsSourceSelector property of Combobox column in WPF SfTreeGrid

Displaying different itemssource for different rows using ItemsSourceSelector property of Combobox column in WPF SfTreeGrid

You can download the sample from here.

TreeGridHyperlinkColumn

TreeGridHyperlinkColumn derived from TreeGridTextColumn and it displays columns data as hyperlink. It hosts HyperlinkButton element as TreeGridCell content.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid x:Name="treeGrid"
						AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
						AllowEditing="True"
						AutoGenerateColumns="False"
						ChildPropertyName="Children"
						ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridHyperlinkColumn HeaderText="City" MappingName="CityDescription" />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
this.treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridHyperlinkColumn() { MappingName = "CityDescription",  HeaderText ="City" });

Displaying Hyperlink column in WPF SfTreeGrid

You can allow end-user to navigate the Uri when the cell value contains valid Uri address or using CurrentCellRequestNavigate event. The CurrentCellRequestNavigate occurs when the current cell in TreeGridHyperLinkColumn is clicked for navigation.

CurrentCellRequestNavigateEventArgs of CurrentCellRequestNavigate event provide information about the hyperlink triggered this event. CurrentCellRequestNavigateEventArgs.NavigateText returns the value using ValueBinding or MappingName to navigate.

this.treeGrid.CurrentCellRequestNavigate += TreeGrid_CurrentCellRequestNavigate;  
							 
private async void TreeGrid_CurrentCellRequestNavigate(object sender, Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Grid.CurrentCellRequestNavigateEventArgs args)
{
	var URI = string.Format("https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/" + args.NavigateText);
	Windows.System.Launcher.LaunchUriAsync(new Uri(URI));
}

Cancel the navigation

You can cancel the navigation when clicking hyperlink by setting CurrentCellRequestNavigateEventArgs.Handled to false.

this.treeGrid.CurrentCellRequestNavigate += TreeGrid_CurrentCellRequestNavigate;  
							 
private async void TreeGrid_CurrentCellRequestNavigate(object sender, Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Grid.CurrentCellRequestNavigateEventArgs args)
{
	   args.Handled = true;
}

Change the alignment

You can change the horizontal alignment of TreeGridHyperlinkColumn using HorizontalAlignment property.

Change the foreground color

You can change the foreground color of TreeGridHyperlinkColumn by writing the style with target type HyperlinkButton.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
							AutoGenerateColumns="False"								                                  
							AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
							ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
							ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridHyperlinkColumn HeaderText="City" MappingName="CityDescription">
			<syncfusion:TreeGridHyperlinkColumn.CellStyle>
				<Style>
					<Style.Resources>
						<Style TargetType="Hyperlink">
							<Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Green" />
						</Style>
					</Style.Resources>
				</Style>
			</syncfusion:TreeGridHyperlinkColumn.CellStyle>
		</syncfusion:TreeGridHyperlinkColumn>			
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying style customization of Hyperlink column WPF SfTreeGrid

TreeGridMaskColumn

TreeGridMaskColumn derived from GridTextColumnBase and it displays columns data with specified mask pattern. It hosts MaskedTextBox element in editing mode.

You can set the input mask at runtime by setting TreeGridMaskColumn.Mask property.

For example,

In the below code snippet, Mask applied to format and validate the user input to get five digit numeric value for phone number.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
							AutoGenerateColumns="False"								                                  
							AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
							ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
							ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridMaskColumn HeaderText="Contact Number"
												   MappingName="ContactNumber"
												   Mask="(99)-9999"
												   TextAlignment="Left" />			
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
this.treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridMaskColumn() { HeaderText = "Contact Number", MappingName = "ContactNumber", Mask = "(99)999" });

Displaying Mask column in WPF SfTreeGrid

Mask for numeric value not exceeds two digits to the left of the decimal point.

In the below code snippet, Mask applied to format and validate the user input to enter one digit double value.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
							AutoGenerateColumns="False"								                                  
							AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
							ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
							ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridMaskColumn HeaderText="Contact Number"
												   MappingName="ContactNumber"
												   Mask="####.00" />			
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Displaying formatting in Mask column in SfTreeGrid

Specifying prompt character

By default, an underscore (_) is displayed when the user input is absent. This can be changed by setting TreeGridMaskColumn.PromptChar property.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
							AutoGenerateColumns="False"								                                  
							AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
							ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
							ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridMaskColumn HeaderText="Contact Number"
												   MappingName="ContactNumber"
												   Mask="#######"
												   PromptChar="^" />			
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Setting mask format

You can decide whether the value contains the literals and prompt characters in it through TreeGridMaskColumn.MaskFormat property.

The TreeGridMaskColumn.MaskFormat property has the following format.

  • ExcludePromptAndLiterals
  • IncludePrompt
  • IncludeLiterals
  • IncludePromptAndLiterals

Custom column support

SfTreeGrid allows you to create your own column by overriding predefined column type or creating a new custom column.

Creating column from existing column

You can create your own column by overriding the predefined column types in SfTreeGrid.

For example, the TreeGridDateTimeColumn loads the DateTime value by default. If you want to display DateTimeOffset value, you can create a new column by overriding the TreeGridDateTimeColumn class.

In the below code snippet, converter created to format the DateTimeOffSet value to DateTime by defining ValueBinding (edit) and DisplayBinding (non-edit).

public class DateTimeOffsetFormatConverter : IValueConverter
{
	private TreeGridDateTimeOffsetColumn cachedColumn;
	public DateTimeOffsetFormatConverter(TreeGridDateTimeOffsetColumn column)
	{
		cachedColumn = column;
	}
	public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
	{
		value = ((DateTime)value);
		var column = cachedColumn as TreeGridDateTimeColumn;

		if (value == null || DBNull.Value == value)
		{

			if (column.AllowNullValue && column.MaxDateTime != System.DateTime.MaxValue && column.NullText == string.Empty)
				return column.MaxDateTime;

			if (column.AllowNullValue && column.NullValue != null)
				return column.NullValue;

			else if (column.AllowNullValue && column.NullText != string.Empty)
				return column.NullText;

			if (column.MaxDateTime != System.DateTime.MaxValue)
				return column.MaxDateTime;
		}

		DateTime _columnValue;
		_columnValue = (DateTime)value;

		if (_columnValue < column.MinDateTime)
			_columnValue = column.MinDateTime;

		if (_columnValue > column.MaxDateTime)
			_columnValue = column.MaxDateTime;

		return DateTimeFormatString(_columnValue, column);
	}

	private string DateTimeFormatString(DateTime columnValue, TreeGridDateTimeColumn column)
	{

		switch (column.Pattern)
		{

			case DateTimePattern.ShortDate:
				return columnValue.ToString("d", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.LongDate:
				return columnValue.ToString("D", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.LongTime:
				return columnValue.ToString("T", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.ShortTime:
				return columnValue.ToString("t", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.FullDateTime:
				return columnValue.ToString("F", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.RFC1123:
				return columnValue.ToString("R", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.SortableDateTime:
				return columnValue.ToString("s", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.UniversalSortableDateTime:
				return columnValue.ToString("u", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.YearMonth:
				return columnValue.ToString("Y", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.MonthDay:
				return columnValue.ToString("M", column.DateTimeFormat);

			case DateTimePattern.CustomPattern:
				return columnValue.ToString(column.CustomPattern, column.DateTimeFormat);

			default:
				return columnValue.ToString("MMMM", column.DateTimeFormat);
		}
	}

	public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
	{
		throw new NotImplementedException();
	}
}

public class DateTimeOffsetToDateTimeConverter : IValueConverter
{

	public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
	{

		if (value == null)
			return null;
		return value != null ? ((DateTimeOffset)value).DateTime : DateTime.Now;
	}

	public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
	{

		if (value == null)
			return null;
		return value != null ? (new DateTimeOffset((DateTime)value)) : new DateTimeOffset(DateTime.Now);
	}
}

In the below code snippet, TreeGridDateTimeOffsetColumn column created from TreeGridDateTimeColumn.

public class TreeGridDateTimeOffsetColumn : TreeGridDateTimeColumn
{

	protected override void SetDisplayBindingConverter()
	{

		if ((DisplayBinding as Binding).Converter == null)
			(DisplayBinding as Binding).Converter = new DateTimeOffsetFormatConverter(this);

		if ((ValueBinding as Binding).Converter == null)
			(ValueBinding as Binding).Converter = new DateTimeOffsetToDateTimeConverter();
	}
}

In the below code snippet, created TreeGridDateTimeOffsetColumn added to SfTreeGrid.Columns collection and specify the full date-time pattern in FormatString as F. Since the ShortDate is the default pattern of TreeGridDateTimeColumn.

<local:TreeGridDateTimeOffsetColumn HeaderText="Employee DOB" 
								MappingName="DOB"
								Pattern="FullDateTime" />
this.treeGrid.Columns.Add(new TreeGridDateTimeOffsetColumn() { MappingName = "DOB",  Pattern = DateTimePattern.FullDateTime });

Customize column renderer

SfTreeGrid allows you to customize the column related operations like key navigation and UI related interactions by overriding the corresponding renderer associated with the column. Each column has its own renderer with set of virtual methods for handling the column level operations.
Below table lists the available cell types for unbound row and its renderers.

Column Name Renderer Cell Type

TreeGridTextColumn

TreeGridCellTextBoxRenderer

TextBox

TreeGridNumericColumn

TreeGridCellNumericRenderer

Numeric

TreeGridCurrencyColumn

TreeGridCellCurrencyRenderer

Currency

TreeGridPercentColumn

TreeGridCellPercentageRenderer

Percent

TreeGridMaskColumn

TreeGridCellMaskRenderer

Mask

TreeGridCheckBoxColumn

TreeGridCheckBoxCellRenderer

CheckBox

TreeGridTemplateColumn

TreeGridCellTemplateRenderer

Template

TreeGridComboBoxColumn

TreeGridCellComboBoxRenderer

ComboBox

TreeGridDateTimeColumn

TreeGridCellDateTimeRenderer

DateTime

TreeGridHyperlinkColumn

TreeGridCellHyperlinkRenderer

HyperlinkButton

Below code, creates the TreeGridCellTextBoxRendererExt to change the fore ground of FirstName column and replacing created renderer to CellRenderers.

this.treeGrid.CellRenderers.Remove("TextBox");
this.treeGrid.CellRenderers.Add("TextBox",new TreeGridCellTextBoxRendererExt());

public class TreeGridCellTextBoxRendererExt : TreeGridCellTextBoxRenderer
{

	public override void OnInitializeDisplayElement(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, TextBlock uiElement, object dataContext)
	{
		base.OnInitializeDisplayElement(dataColumn, uiElement, dataContext);

		if (dataColumn.TreeGridColumn.MappingName.Equals("FirstName"))
			uiElement.Foreground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue);
	}

	public override void OnUpdateDisplayBinding(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, TextBlock uiElement, object dataContext)
	{
		base.OnUpdateDisplayBinding(dataColumn, uiElement, dataContext);

		if (dataColumn.TreeGridColumn.MappingName.Equals("FirstName"))
			uiElement.Foreground = new SolidColorBrush(Colors.Blue);
	}
}

Displaying custom renderer implementation of column in WPF SfTreeGrid

Create the renderer of existing column

You can change the renderer of existing column by removing the predefined cell type value from CellRenderers collection and add the newly derived renderer from TreeGridVirtualizingCellRenderer.

Below code creates the new TreeGridComboBoxRenderer with ComboBoxAdv as edit element for TreeGridComboBoxColumn and replacing created renderer to CellRenderers.

this.treeGrid.CellRenderers.Remove("ComboBox");
this.treeGrid.CellRenderers.Add("ComboBox", new TreeGridComboBoxRendererExt());

public class TreeGridComboBoxRendererExt : TreeGridVirtualizingCellRenderer<ContentControl, ComboBoxAdv>
{
	public TreeGridComboBoxRendererExt()
	{
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Create new display element.
	/// </summary>
	/// <returns></returns>

	protected override ContentControl OnCreateDisplayUIElement()
	{
		return new ContentControl();
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Create new edit element.
	/// </summary>
	/// <returns></returns>

	protected override ComboBoxAdv OnCreateEditUIElement()
	{
		return new ComboBoxAdv();
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Initialize binding for display element.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="dataColumn"></param>
	/// <param name="uiElement"></param>
	/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

	public override void OnInitializeDisplayElement(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, ContentControl uiElement, object dataContext)
	{
		SetDisplayBinding(uiElement, dataColumn.TreeGridColumn, dataContext);
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// custom binding for display element.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="element"></param>
	/// <param name="column"></param>
	/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

	private static void SetDisplayBinding(ContentControl element, TreeGridColumn column, object dataContext)
	{
		var comboBoxColumn = (TreeGridComboBoxColumn)column;
		var binding = new Binding
		{
			Path = new PropertyPath(comboBoxColumn.MappingName),
			Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay,
			UpdateSourceTrigger = UpdateSourceTrigger.PropertyChanged,
			Converter = (comboBoxColumn.DisplayBinding as Binding).Converter,
		};
		element.SetBinding(ContentControl.ContentProperty, binding);
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Update binding for display element.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="dataColumn"></param>
	/// <param name="uiElement"></param>
	/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

	public override void OnUpdateDisplayBinding(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, ContentControl uiElement, object dataContext)
	{
		SetDisplayBinding(uiElement, dataColumn.TreeGridColumn, dataContext);
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Initialize binding for edit element.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="dataColumn"></param>
	/// <param name="uiElement"></param>
	/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

	public override void OnInitializeEditElement(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, ComboBoxAdv uiElement, object dataContext)
	{
		SetEditBinding(uiElement, dataColumn.TreeGridColumn, dataContext);
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Update binding for edit element.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="dataColumn"></param>
	/// <param name="uiElement"></param>
	/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

	public override void OnUpdateEditBinding(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, ComboBoxAdv element, object dataContext)
	{
		SetEditBinding(element, dataColumn.TreeGridColumn, dataContext);
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// custom binding for display element.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="element"></param>
	/// <param name="column"></param>
	/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

	private static void SetEditBinding(ComboBoxAdv element, TreeGridColumn column, object dataContext)
	{
		var comboboxColumn = (TreeGridComboBoxColumn)column;
		var binding = new Binding
		{
			Source = dataContext,
			Path = new PropertyPath(comboboxColumn.MappingName),
			Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay,
			UpdateSourceTrigger = UpdateSourceTrigger.PropertyChanged,
		};
		element.SetBinding(ComboBoxAdv.SelectedValueProperty, binding);

		var itemsSourceBinding = new Binding { Path = new PropertyPath("ItemsSource"), Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay, Source = comboboxColumn };
		element.SetBinding(ComboBoxAdv.ItemsSourceProperty, itemsSourceBinding);

		var displayMemberBinding = new Binding { Path = new PropertyPath("DisplayMemberPath"), Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay, Source = comboboxColumn };
		element.SetBinding(ComboBoxAdv.DisplayMemberPathProperty, displayMemberBinding);

		var selectedValuePathBinding = new Binding { Path = new PropertyPath("SelectedValuePath"), Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay, Source = comboboxColumn };
		element.SetBinding(ComboBoxAdv.SelectedValuePathProperty, selectedValuePathBinding);

		var itemTemplateBinding = new Binding { Path = new PropertyPath("ItemTemplate"), Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay, Source = comboboxColumn };
		element.SetBinding(ComboBoxAdv.ItemTemplateProperty, itemTemplateBinding);

	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Let Renderer decide whether the parent grid should be allowed to handle keys and prevent
	/// the key event from being handled by the visual UIElement for this renderer. 
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="e">A <see cref="KeyRoutedEventArgs" /> object.</param>
	/// <returns>
	/// True if the parent grid should be allowed to handle keys; false otherwise.
	/// </returns>  

	protected override bool ShouldGridTryToHandleKeyDown(System.Windows.Input.KeyEventArgs e)
	{

		if (!HasCurrentCellState || !IsInEditing)
			return true;

		switch (e.Key)
		{
			case Key.End:
			case Key.Home:
			case Key.Enter:
			case Key.Escape:
				return !((ComboBoxAdv)CurrentCellRendererElement).IsDropDownOpen;

			case Key.Down:
			case Key.Up:
			case Key.Left:
			case Key.Right:
				return !((ComboBoxAdv)CurrentCellRendererElement).IsDropDownOpen;
		}
		return base.ShouldGridTryToHandleKeyDown(e);
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Gets the control value.
	/// </summary>

	public override object GetControlValue()
	{

		if (!HasCurrentCellState)
			return base.GetControlValue();
		return CurrentCellRendererElement.GetValue(IsInEditing ? ComboBoxAdv.SelectedValueProperty : ContentControl.ContentProperty);
	}

	/// <summary>
	/// Set the control value.
	/// </summary>
	/// <param name="value">The value.</param>

	public override void SetControlValue(object value)
	{

		if (!HasCurrentCellState)
			return;

		if (IsInEditing)
			((ComboBoxAdv)CurrentCellRendererElement).SelectedValue = value;

		else
			throw new Exception("Value cannot be Set for Unloaded Editor");
	}
}

Displaying customization of comboBoxColumn using existing renderer in WPF SfTreeGrid

Creating new column and renderer

You can create a new column by deriving TreeGridColumn, rendered in UI using customized CellType using GridVirtualizingCellRenderer.

Below steps to create custom column in SfDataGrid.

  • Creating custom column
  • Creating renderer.
  • Adding the custom renderer to SfDataGrid.CellRenderers collection.
  • Defining custom column.

Creating custom column

You can create custom column by overriding a new class from TreeGridColumn class.

Below code creates the converter to format the date time value.

public class CustomConverter : IValueConverter
{

	public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
	{

		if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(value.ToString()))
			return null;
		return new ConvertToDateTimeClass().ConvertToDateTime(value);
	}

	public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture)
	{
		return new ConvertToDateTimeClass().ConvertToDateTime(value);
	}
}

public class ConvertToDateTimeClass
{

	public string ConvertToDateTime(object value)
	{
		DateTime date = Convert.ToDateTime(value);

		return date.Year + "/" + date.Month + "/" + date.Day;
	}
}

In the below code, new column created with converter using SetDisplayBindingConverter method.

public class DatePickerColumn : TreeGridColumn
{

	public DatePickerColumn()
	{
		SetCellType("DatePickerRenderer");
	}

	protected override void SetDisplayBindingConverter()
	{
		(this.DisplayBinding as Binding).Converter = new CustomConverter();
	}

	protected override Freezable CreateInstanceCore()
	{
		return new DatePickerColumn();
	}
}

Creating renderer

After creating custom column, you need to create renderer for the custom column. Below are the steps to create custom renderer. You can create custom renderer either by deriving TreeGridVirtualizingCellRenderer class or overriding existing renderers.

In the below code snippet, display and edit UIElement defined via TreeGridVirtualizingCellRenderer parameter.

/// <summary>
/// CustomRenderer Creation
/// </summary>
/// <param name="TextBlock">Display Control</param>
/// <param name="DatePicker">Edit Control</param>

public class DatePickerRenderer : TreeGridVirtualizingCellRenderer<TextBlock, DatePicker>
{

	public DatePickerRenderer()
	{

	}
}

With the below code snippet, you can create the display and edit element for renderer by overriding OnCreateDisplayUIElement and OnCreateEditUIElement methods.

/// <summary>
/// Create new display element.
/// </summary>
/// <returns></returns>

protected override TextBlock OnCreateDisplayUIElement()
{
	return new TextBlock();
}
/// <summary>
/// Create new edit element.
/// </summary>
/// <returns></returns>

protected override DatePicker OnCreateEditUIElement()
{
	return new DatePicker();
}

With the below code snippet, you can initialize the binding for display element by overriding the OnInitializeDisplayElement method.

/// <summary>
/// Initialize binding for display element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="dataColumn"></param>
/// <param name="uiElement"></param>
/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

public override void OnInitializeDisplayElement(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, TextBlock uiElement, object dataContext)
{
	base.OnInitializeDisplayElement(dataColumn, uiElement, dataContext);
	SetDisplayBinding(uiElement, dataColumn.TreeGridColumn, dataContext);
}

/// <summary>
/// custom binding for display element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="element"></param>
/// <param name="column"></param>
/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

private static void SetDisplayBinding(TextBlock element, TreeGridColumn column, object dataContext)
{
	var customColumn = (DatePickerColumn)column;
	var binding = new Binding
	{
		Path = new PropertyPath(customColumn.MappingName),
		Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay,
		UpdateSourceTrigger = UpdateSourceTrigger.PropertyChanged,
		Converter = (column.DisplayBinding as Binding).Converter,
	};
	element.SetBinding(TextBlock.TextProperty, binding);
}

With the below code snippet, updates the binding while UI interaction by overriding OnUpdateDisplayBinding method.

/// <summary>
/// Update binding for display element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="dataColumn"></param>
/// <param name="uiElement"></param>
/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

public override void OnUpdateDisplayBinding(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, TextBlock uiElement, object dataContext)
{
	base.OnUpdateDisplayBinding(dataColumn, uiElement, dataContext);
	SetDisplayBinding(uiElement, dataColumn.TreeGridColumn, dataContext);
}

Similarly, you can initialize and update the binding for edit element by overriding OnInitializeEditElement and OnUpdateEditBinding methods.

/// <summary>
/// Initialize binding for edit element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="dataColumn"></param>
/// <param name="uiElement"></param>
/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

public override void OnInitializeEditElement(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, DatePicker uiElement, object dataContext)
{
	base.OnInitializeEditElement(dataColumn, uiElement, dataContext);
	SetEditBinding(uiElement, dataColumn.TreeGridColumn, dataContext);
}

/// <summary>
/// Update binding for edit element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="dataColumn"></param>
/// <param name="uiElement"></param>
/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

public override void OnUpdateEditBinding(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, DatePicker element, object dataContext)
{
	base.OnUpdateEditBinding(dataColumn, element, dataContext);
	SetEditBinding(element, dataColumn.TreeGridColumn, dataContext);
}

/// <summary>
/// custom binding for display element.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="element"></param>
/// <param name="column"></param>
/// <param name="dataContext"></param>

private static void SetEditBinding(DatePicker element, TreeGridColumn column, object dataContext)
{
	var customColumn = (DatePickerColumn)column;
	var binding = new Binding
	{
		Source = dataContext,
		Path = new PropertyPath(customColumn.MappingName),
		Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay,
		UpdateSourceTrigger = UpdateSourceTrigger.PropertyChanged,
	};

	element.SetBinding(DatePicker.TextProperty, binding);
}

You can customize the editor control while loading by overriding OnEditElementLoaded method.

/// <summary>
/// Handling operations on edit mode UIElement.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="sender"></param>
/// <param name="e"></param>

protected override void OnEditElementLoaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
{
	var datePicker = (sender as DatePicker);
	datePicker.Focus();

	DatePickerTextBox datePickerTextBox =
		(DatePickerTextBox)GridUtil.FindDescendantChildByType(datePicker, typeof(DatePickerTextBox));

	if (this.TreeGrid.EditorSelectionBehavior == Syncfusion.UI.Xaml.Grid.EditorSelectionBehavior.SelectAll)
	{
		datePickerTextBox.SelectAll();
	}

	else
	{
		datePickerTextBox.Select(datePickerTextBox.SelectedText.Length, 0);
	}
	PreviewInputText = null;
}

With the below code snippet, you can customize the keyboard interactions for the custom column by overriding ShouldGridTryToHandleKeyDown method.

/// <summary>
/// Let Renderer decide whether the parent grid should be allowed to handle keys and prevent
/// the key event from being handled by the visual UIElement for this renderer. 
/// </summary>
/// <param name="e">A <see cref="KeyEventArgs" /> object.</param>
/// <returns>
/// True if the parent grid should be allowed to handle keys; false otherwise.
/// </returns>

protected override bool ShouldGridTryToHandleKeyDown(System.Windows.Input.KeyEventArgs e)
{

	if (!HasCurrentCellState || !IsInEditing)
		return true;

	DatePickerTextBox datePickerTextBox =
		(DatePickerTextBox)
			GridUtil.FindDescendantChildByType(CurrentCellRendererElement as DatePicker,
				typeof(DatePickerTextBox));

	switch (e.Key)
	{
		case Key.End:
		case Key.Home:
		case Key.Enter:
		case Key.Escape:
			return !((DatePicker)CurrentCellRendererElement).IsDropDownOpen;

		case Key.Down:
		case Key.Up:
		case Key.Left:
		case Key.Right:
			return !((DatePicker)CurrentCellRendererElement).IsDropDownOpen;
	}
	return base.ShouldGridTryToHandleKeyDown(e);
}

You can handle the cell value for the custom renderer by overriding GetControlValue and SetControlValue methods.

/// <summary>
/// Gets the control value.
/// </summary>

public override object GetControlValue()
{

	if (!HasCurrentCellState)
		return base.GetControlValue();

	return CurrentCellRendererElement.GetValue(IsInEditing ? DatePicker.TextProperty : TextBlock.TextProperty);
}

/// <summary>
/// Set the control value.
/// </summary>
/// <param name="value">The value.</param>

public override void SetControlValue(object value)
{

	if (!HasCurrentCellState)
		return;

	if (IsInEditing)
		((TextBox)CurrentCellRendererElement).Text = value.ToString();

	else
		throw new Exception("Value cannot be Set for Unloaded Editor");
}

Adding the custom renderer to SfTreeGrid.CellRenderers collection

By below code, you can add the previous created custom renderer to SfTreeGrid.CellRenderers collection.

this.treeGrid.CellRenderers.Add("DatePickerRenderer", new DatePickerRenderer());

Loading custom column

By below code, you can define the custom column in SfTreeGrid.

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid Name="treeGrid"
							AllowEditing="True"
							AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"                    
							ChildPropertyName="Children"                  
							ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>			
		<local:DatePickerColumn MappingName="DOB"/>			
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
this.treeGrid.Columns.Add(new DatePickerColumn() { AllowEditing = true, MappingName = "DOB" });

Displaying custom DatePicker column in WPF SfTreeGrid

How To

Restrict the input content length

You can restrict the range of input using MaxLength property on TreeGridColumn in below ways.

Using Converter

You can restrict the length of user input in both display and edit element using Converter using DisplayBinding and ValueBinding.

<Window.Resources>
	<local:MaxLengthConverter x:Key="maxLengthConverter"/>
</Window.Resources>

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid x:Name="treeGrid"
				AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
				AllowEditing="True"
				AutoGenerateColumns="False"
				ChildPropertyName="Children"
				ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="First Name" 
										MappingName="FirstName"
										DisplayBinding="{Binding FirstName,Converter={StaticResource maxLengthConverter}}" 
										ValueBinding="{Binding FirstName,Converter={StaticResource maxLengthConverter}}" />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>
public class MaxLengthConverter : IValueConverter
{

	public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, string language)
	{

		// Define max length for column.
		int maxLength = 5;

		// Get the ColumnValue
		var columnValue = System.Convert.ToString(value);

		if (columnValue.Length < maxLength)
			return columnValue;

		else
			return columnValue.Substring(0, maxLength);

	}

	public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, string language)
	{
		return value;
	}
}

Using control style

You can set the MaxLength property in edit mode by writing style of TargetType edit element of the corresponding column.
N> TextBlock does not have the MaxLength property. Therefore, you can use the converter to format in display.

<Window.Resources>
	<Style TargetType="TextBox">
		<Setter Property="MaxLength" Value="7" />
	</Style>
</Window.Resources>

<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid x:Name="treeGrid"
		AutoExpandMode="RootNodesExpanded"
		AllowEditing="True"
		AutoGenerateColumns="False"
		ChildPropertyName="Children"
		ItemsSource="{Binding EmployeeDetails}">
	<syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
		<syncfusion:TreeGridTextColumn HeaderText="First Name" MappingName="FirstName" />
	</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid.Columns>
</syncfusion:SfTreeGrid>

Overriding existing cell types

You can set the MaxLength property to the edit element of the particular column by overriding existing cell types.
Below code, overrides the OnInitializeEditElement method of the corresponding renderer and set the MaxLength to the UIElement and add the renderer to STreeGrid.CellRenderers collection.

this.treeGrid.CellRenderers.Remove("TextBox");
this.treeGrid.CellRenderers.Add("TextBox", new TreeGridCellTextBoxRendererExt());

public class TreeGridCellTextBoxRendererExt : TreeGridCellTextBoxRenderer
{

	public override void OnInitializeEditElement(TreeDataColumnBase dataColumn, TextBox uiElement, object dataContext)
	{

		if (dataColumn.TreeGridColumn != null && dataColumn.TreeGridColumn.MappingName == "FirstName")
		{
			uiElement.MaxLength = 7;
		}

		else
		{
			uiElement.MaxLength = 0;
		}
		base.OnInitializeEditElement(dataColumn, uiElement, dataContext);
	}
}