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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

Telerik WPF DataGrid-rowdetails-styleselector

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

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