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Data Binding in WPF ListView

By Raj Kumar Beniwal on Oct 05, 2007
This article shows how to extract data from a database and show in a WPF ListView control.

In this article, I am going to explain how to extract data from database and how to show data on a page using WPF ListView control.


I am using Northwind database, you can use whatever you want, and only you have to change is the connection string, your SQL string, and the binding properties in XAML code.


Here is the. xaml code:


<Grid x:Name="Grid1">

  <ListView Name="ListViewEmployeeDetails" Margin="4,20,40,100" ItemTemplate="{DynamicResource EmployeeTemplate}" ItemsSource="{Binding Path=Table}">



        <GradientStop Color="Gray" Offset="0"/>           





        <GridViewColumn Header="Employee ID" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=EmployeeID}"/>

        <GridViewColumn Header="First Name" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=FirstName}"/>

        <GridViewColumn Header="Last Name" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=LastName}"/>

        <GridViewColumn Header="BirthDate" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=BirthDate}"/>

        <GridViewColumn Header="City" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=City}"/>

        <GridViewColumn Header="Country" DisplayMemberBinding="{Binding Path=Country}"/>






Here is .cs code:


SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection();

SqlDataAdapter ad = new SqlDataAdapter();

SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand();

String str = "SELECT EmployeeID, FirstName, LastName, BirthDate, City, Country FROM Employees";

cmd.CommandText = str;

ad.SelectCommand = cmd;

con.ConnectionString = "Data Source=localhost; Initial Catalog=Northwind; Integrated Security=True";

cmd.Connection = con;

DataSet ds = new DataSet();


ListViewEmployeeDetails.DataContext = ds.Tables[0].DefaultView;



Note:  Add two namespace.


using System.Data.SqlClient;

using System.Data;





I hope you will like this article. If yes drop me a line or write a comment below in the comments section.

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Contents added by anver sadat on Sep 04, 2010
   Nice Article on dynamic Binding in wpf Technology.I got clear difference  between static & dynamic binding Concept. U explained it in simple and smooth way. Be continue to sharing your ideas. More articles are required in wpf Tech. I am newbie in this. So please Guide me.
thnx and regards
 anver sadat
Contents added by a b on Dec 01, 2009
Thank's for the code, it helped me a lot !
Raj Kumar Beniwal
Raj Kumar Beniwal

Raj Kumar Beniwal is two time Microsoft MVP(Client App Dev) and four time C# Corner MVP,  working as project manager with lots of hands on experience using ASP.NET 2.0/3.5, AJAX, MVC, C#, Visual Basic .NET, SQL Serv... Read more