Dynamic Hyperlink Column

GridViewDynamicHyperlinkColumn derives from GridViewBoundColumnBase class. Except the binding to the desired property of your business object it allows you to easily build a URL for the hyperlink that hosts the content.

GridViewDynamicHyperlinkColumn vs GridViewHyperlinkColumn

The advantage of the GridViewDynamicHyperlinkColumn over the GridViewHyperlinkColumn is that it allows you to build a Uri by combining the values of several properties of your business object. If you have the entire Uri that you want to navigate to in a single property, you can use a GridViewHyperlinkColumn.


Here is a list of the most important properties:

  • DataMemberBinding: Allows you to specify the property of the business object to be displayed as value in the cell. It is automatically displayed as a link.

  • NavigateUrlMemberPaths: Comma separated property names, the values of which will be inserted at the placeholder positions defined in the NavigateUrlFormatString.

  • NavigateUrlFormatString: Allows you to provide a format string for the value of the URL.

To learn more about formatting you can check Data Formatting topic.

  • TargetName: Specifies the location to open the link.

Example 1: Define GridViewDynamicHyperlinkColumn in XAML.

<telerik:RadGridView x:Name="radGridView" 
        <!-- The value of the MiddleUrlPart property will go to the {0} placeholder and the value of the EndUrlPart will go to the {1} placeholder--> 
        <telerik:GridViewDynamicHyperlinkColumn DataMemberBinding="{Binding Name}" 
                         NavigateUrlMemberPaths="MiddleUrlPart, EndUrlPart" 
                         NavigateUrlFormatString="{} http://oficialleaguesite.com/{0}/{1}" 
                         TargetName="blank" /> 
You can also directly configure the navigate url to be a complete one and specify an empty format as demonstrated in __Example 2_, though in such a scenario it would be easier to use a GridViewHyperlinkColumn.

Example 2: Define navigate url without additional format.

 DataMemberBinding="{Binding Name}" 
 NavigateUrlFormatString="{} {0}" 
 TargetName="_blank" /> 

Figure 1: GridViewDynamicHyperlinkColumn in RadGridView

Dynamic Hyperlink Column in RadGridView - Telerik's Silverlight DataGrid

In order to handle the Click event of the hyperlink, you can use the approach demonstrated in the GridViewHyperlinkColumn Click Event article.

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