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DataGridTemplateColumn.GenerateElement Method

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Gets an element defined by the CellTemplate that is bound to the column's Binding property value.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  System.Windows.Controls.Data (in System.Windows.Controls.Data.dll)


Protected Overrides Function GenerateElement ( _
    cell As DataGridCell, _
    dataItem As Object _
) As FrameworkElement
protected override FrameworkElement GenerateElement(
    DataGridCell cell,
    Object dataItem


  • dataItem
    Type: System.Object
    The data item represented by the row that contains the intended cell.

Return Value

Type: System.Windows.FrameworkElement
A new, read-only element that is bound to the column's Binding property value.


Exception Condition

The CellTemplate is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).


This method is called internally when the DataGrid populates the contents of a cell in the column when the cell is in editing mode. This method creates and configures a new read-only element defined by the CellTemplate, and binds the appropriate dependency property to the column's Binding property value.

Version Information


Supported in: 5, 4, 3


For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.