#465 – Using GridSplitters with Nested Grids

You can use GridSplitter elements in any Grid, including a Grid that’s nested inside another Grid.  This allows you to have GridSplitters that split elements within just a portion of the screen, as shown below.

In this example, the main grid has a vertical splitter between left and right sub-grids, each of which has a horizontal splitter between top and bottom panels.

    <Grid>
        <Grid.ColumnDefinitions>
            <ColumnDefinition/>
            <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto"/>
            <ColumnDefinition/>
        </Grid.ColumnDefinitions>

        <!-- Sub-grid on left -->
        <Grid Grid.Column="0">
            <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                <RowDefinition/>
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                <RowDefinition/>
            </Grid.RowDefinitions>

            <Label Content="Left, Row 0" Background="Azure" Grid.Row="0"/>
            <Label Content="Left, Row 2" Background="Lavender" Grid.Row="2"/>
            <GridSplitter Grid.Row="1" Height="8" Background="DarkSlateBlue"
                          HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>
        </Grid>

        <!-- Sub-grid on right -->
        <Grid Grid.Column="2">
            <Grid.RowDefinitions>
                <RowDefinition/>
                <RowDefinition Height="Auto"/>
                <RowDefinition/>
            </Grid.RowDefinitions>

            <Label Content="Right, Row 0" Background="Moccasin" Grid.Row="0"/>
            <Label Content="Right, Row 2" Background="Honeydew" Grid.Row="2"/>
            <GridSplitter Grid.Row="1" Height="8" Background="DarkSlateBlue"
                          HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>
        </Grid>

        <!-- Splitter between left/right sub-grids -->
        <GridSplitter Grid.Column ="1" Width="8" Background="DarkSlateBlue"
                      VerticalAlignment="Stretch" HorizontalAlignment="Center"/>
    </Grid>



Advertisements

About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about software development and sailing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: