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How Best to Bind this DataSet?



I have a list of objects that needs to be bound to a grid.  However, the default "behavior" is not what I need right now.


My object DataItem contains descriptive properties, and then a collection of 2 different DataSourceItems.  By default these DataSourceItems appears as a child of the DataItem in the grid.  What I would like to see is the properties of these 2 items appear in the same row as the DataItem which is bound to the grid, not as children.


Simplified object structure is as follows:

class DataItem


public int id { get; set; }

public List<DataSourceItem> List { get; set }


class DataSourceItem


public string Name { get; set; }

public string Value { get; set; }



Any suggestions would be great, let me know if this is overly vague.

  • 69686


    To achieve this you would have to use UnboundFields which can work with indexers.

    You should use the BindingPath property of the UnboundField and set it to something like:


    example : BindingPath="List[X].Name"

    In addition to this, please make sure that the AutoGenerateFields property of the FieldLayoutSettings is set to false and you define the field layouts manually.