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Getting Started

This guide provides the information you need to start using the Telerik UI for .NET MAUI DataGrid by adding the control to your project.

At the end, you will be able to achieve the following result.

DataGrid Getting Started

Prerequisites

Before adding the DataGrid, you need to:

  1. Set up your .NET MAUI application.

  2. Download Telerik UI for .NET MAUI.

  3. Install Telerik UI for .NET MAUI.

Define the Control

  1. When your .NET MAUI application is set up, you are ready to add a DataGrid control to your page.

    <telerik:RadDataGrid x:Name="dataGrid"/>
    
  2. Add the following namespace:

    xmlns:telerik="http://schemas.telerik.com/2022/xaml/maui"
    
  3. Register the Telerik controls through the Telerik.Maui.Controls.Compatibility.UseTelerik extension method called inside the CreateMauiApp method of the MauiProgram.cs file of your project:

     using Telerik.Maui.Controls.Compatibility;
    
    public static class MauiProgram
    {
      public static MauiApp CreateMauiApp()
      {
          var builder = MauiApp.CreateBuilder();
          builder
              .UseTelerik()
              .UseMauiApp<App>()
              .ConfigureFonts(fonts =>
              {
                  fonts.AddFont("OpenSans-Regular.ttf", "OpenSansRegular");
              });
    
          return builder.Build();
      }
    }           
    

Visualize Sample Data

The DataGrid provides UI virtualization, so it requires its visual parent to provide vertical or horizontal space for the control to fit into. The following scenarios will measure the DataGrid with infinite width and height constraints and the virtualization will not work:

  • Positioning the DataGrid inside a StackLayout which is wrapped in a ScrollView.
  • Positioning the DataGrid inside a ScrollView.

Now that you have added the control to your view, you need to make sure that is properly loaded with the required data.

By default, the DataGrid will auto-generate rows depending on the number of objects in the collection set as its ItemsSource. For demonstration purposes, you will use the following simple business objects:

public class Data
{
    public string Country { get; set; }
    public string Capital { get; set; }
}

After you have created your collection of custom objects, you have to assign it to the ItemsSource property of the DataGrid:

this.dataGrid.ItemsSource = new List<Data>
{
    new Data { Country = "India", Capital = "New Delhi"},
    new Data { Country = "South Africa", Capital = "Cape Town"},
    new Data { Country = "Nigeria", Capital = "Abuja" },
    new Data { Country = "Singapore", Capital = "Singapore" }
};

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