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The RadDataGrid control has a built-in Grouping UI and also provides support for programmatic grouping.

WinUI Grouping-UI-Dragged Column

Grouping Actions

The Grouping UI supports the following actions:

  • Reorder—You can reorder the elements in the Grouping UI and thus change the priority of the corresponding group descriptors.
  • Sort—You can sort the group headers in an ascending or descending order by the group key.
  • Remove—You can remove groups.

You can also expand and collapse groups by a click/tap on the group header.

Dragging a column header to the Grouping UI adds a PropertyGroupDescriptor to the GroupDescriptors collection of the RadDataGrid.


The grouping UI is enabled by design. You can control its visibility through the UserGroupMode property.

Example 1: Disable grouping UI

<dataGrid:RadDataGrid UserGroupMode="Disabled" /> 


You can also control the position of the grouping UI with the GroupPanelPosition property that supports the following options

  • Left—Displays the grouping UI on the left side of the control. This is the default value for an UWP application.
  • Bottom—Displays the grouping UI on the bottom side of the control.
  • Top—Displays the grouping UI on the top side of the control.
  • TopInline—Displays the grouping UI on the top side of the control with the group items displayed inline. This is the default value for a Windows application.

Example 2: Display grouping UI at the bottom

<dataGrid:RadDataGrid GroupPanelPosition="Bottom" /> 


You can choose whether the group headers will be frozen at the top or are scrollable together with the content through the GroupHeaderDisplayMode property.

Example 3: Scroll group headers together with the content

<dataGrid:RadDataGrid GroupHeaderDisplayMode="Scrollable" /> 

Programmatic Grouping

Programmatic grouping can be done by adding group descriptors to the GroupDescriptors collection. There are two types of descriptors:

Each GroupDescriptor adds a new level of grouping.

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