How To Edit Datagrid Column Template?

Pete pete at
Wed Aug 17 22:06:16 EDT 2011

Yes, it's confusing!  Have you already tried customising a column by
clicking the column behavior button?  That should be the only way it would
be highlighted and the add button disabled.  From the way you describe it,
here's what I think you should see

First click the Row Template button as you mentioned.  On the resulting
card, you should see a grey bar at the top - that's the row template (for
all the columns).  Select that and click the "Edit Group" button in the LC
toolstrip at the top of the screen.  Then click on the grey bar at various
places until you see the name of your column in the stack's title bar.
 Alternatively, you can select on the datagrid's template card in the Data
grid Templates stack, then click on the column name within the row template
group and that will hilite it for you.  Then click edit Group again and you
should then be able to add whatever you want to the column (checkbox, option
menu,etc).  When you're done, click Edit Group again, close and save and you
should be done.

One other thing - you won;t see any of your customisations until there is
data in the datagrid which can lead you to believe the customisation didn't

Molly's Revenge <>

On Wed, Aug 17, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Scott Rossi <scott at> wrote:

> Continuing work on a datagrid and can't figure out how to edit the column
> template of a specific column...
> I'm looking at the RunRev lesson on editing the column template.
>  Apparently
> the column whose template I want to edit already has a custom behavior
> associated with it, so I can't click the "Add custom column behavior"
> button
> (disabled).  Switching to the Basic Inspector pane and clicking the Row
> Template button, the result doesn't look anything like the screenshots:
> there are no buttons to edit, and I can't tell if I'm editing the row
> template of the column, or the row template of the whole datagrid.
> Anywhere else I can look to get some more info on editing column templates?
> Thanks & Regards,
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
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