#456 – An Element in a Grid Can Span Multiple Rows or Columns

You can have child elements in a grid span multiple rows and/or multiple columns using the the Grid.RowSpan and Grid.ColumnSpan properties.

In the example below, the Image spans two rows and two columns and the TextBlock is located in a single row, but spans two columns.

    <Grid DataContext="{Binding GoodMovie}">
        <Grid.RowDefinitions>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
            <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
        </Grid.RowDefinitions>
        <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
            <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>
            <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>
            <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>
            <ColumnDefinition Width="*"/>
        </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>

        <Image Source="{Binding Image}" Grid.RowSpan="2" Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
               Width="142" Height="216" Margin="5"
               HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>

        <Label Content="{Binding Title}" FontWeight="Bold" Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="2"/>
        <Label Content="{Binding Year}" Grid.Row="0" Grid.Column="3"/>

        <TextBlock Text="{Binding Summary}" Grid.Row="1" Grid.Column="2" Grid.ColumnSpan="2"
                   TextWrapping="Wrap" Margin="8"/>

        <Label Content="Director:" Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="0" HorizontalAlignment="Right"/>
        <Label Content="{Binding Director}" Grid.Row="2" Grid.Column="1" HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>

        <Label Content="Actor:" Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="0" HorizontalAlignment="Right"/>
        <Label Content="{Binding ActorLead}" Grid.Row="3" Grid.Column="1" HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>

        <Label Content="Actress:" Grid.Row="4" Grid.Column="0" HorizontalAlignment="Right"/>
        <Label Content="{Binding ActressLead}" Grid.Row="4" Grid.Column="1" HorizontalAlignment="Left"/>
    </Grid>


You can see things a little better by turning on the grid lines.

About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #456 – An Element in a Grid Can Span Multiple Rows or Columns

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