This article illustrates how to conditionally style row details through RadGridView's RowDetailsStyleSelector property.

Learn more about StyleSelectors.

First, create a new class which inherits the StyleSelector class (which resides in the
System.Windows.Controls assembly) and override its SelectStyle method. Based on your conditions you return the proper Style that will be applied to the DetailsPresenter element.

Example 1: The ConditionalStyleSelector class

public class ConditionalStyleSelector : StyleSelector
    public override Style SelectStyle(object item, DependencyObject container)
        if (item is Club)
            var club = item as Club;
            if (club.StadiumCapacity > 50000)
                return BigStadiumStyle;
                return SmallStadiumStyle;

        return base.SelectStyle(item, container);

    public Style BigStadiumStyle { get; set; }
    public Style SmallStadiumStyle { get; set; }
Public Class StadiumCapacityStyle
 Inherits StyleSelector
 Public Overrides Function SelectStyle(item As Object, container As DependencyObject) As Style
  If TypeOf item Is Club Then
   Dim club As Club = TryCast(item, Club)
   If club.StadiumCapacity > 50000 Then
    Return BigStadiumStyle
    Return SmallStadiumStyle
   End If
  End If
  Return Nothing
 End Function
 Public Property BigStadiumStyle() As Style
   Return m_BigStadiumStyle
  End Get
   m_BigStadiumStyle = Value
  End Set
 End Property
 Private m_BigStadiumStyle As Style
 Public Property SmallStadiumStyle() As Style
   Return m_SmallStadiumStyle
  End Get
   m_SmallStadiumStyle = Value
  End Set
 End Property
 Private m_SmallStadiumStyle As Style
End Class

In this case we have two different styles that could be applied:

  • BigStadiumStyle
  • SmallStadiumStyle.

Depending on the underlying data you can select which style to apply.

Next, in the XAML file define the style selector as a resource and set the properties of the BigStadiumStyle and SmallStadiumStyle:

Example 2: Set the different styles for the style selector

        <my:ConditionalStyleSelector x:Key="StadiumCapacityStyleSelector">
                <Style TargetType="telerik:DetailsPresenter">
                    <Setter Property="Background" Value="Red" />
                    <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Yellow" />
                <Style TargetType="telerik:DetailsPresenter">
                    <Setter Property="Background" Value="Yellow" />
                    <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Red" />

The "my:" prefix before StadiumCapacityStyle specifies the mapping for the namespace of the project: xmlns:my="

If you are using our Implicit Styles, you should base the style on the DetailsPresenterStyle.

Finally, set the RowDetailsStyleSelector property of the RadGridView:

Example 3: Set RadGridView's RowDetailsStyleSelector

<telerik:RadGridView RowDetailsStyleSelector="{StaticResource StadiumCapacityStyleSelector}" />

And here is the final result:

Figure 1: The row details styled using the RowDetailsStyleSelector property

The row details styled using the RowDetailsStyleSelector property

Another approach for achieving the same result is demonstrated in the WPF Controls Samples under StyleSelectors -> Row Details.

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