Bind class to DataGrid WPF

This simple article is shows you how to bind customer class to WPF DataGrid.

This seems to be a simple topic but I keep seeing it appear in MSDN forum.

To do this:

1. Create a WPF project in Visual Studio.

2. Replace the xaml code with the below code.

<Window x:Class=”WpfApplication1.MainWindow”







        Title=”MainWindow” Height=”350″ Width=”525″>


                        <DataGrid Name=”dgUsers” AutoGenerateColumns=”False”>



                                <DataGridTextColumn Header=”Name” Binding=”{Binding Name}” />


                                <DataGridTemplateColumn Header=”Birthday”>



                                                        <DatePicker SelectedDate=”{Binding Birthday}” BorderThickness=”0″ />









3. Replace the code behind with the code below.

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Windows;


namespace WpfApplication1


    public partial class MainWindow : Window


        public MainWindow()




            List<User> users = new List<User>();

            users.Add(new User() { Id = 1, Name = “John Doe”, Birthday = new DateTime(1971, 7, 23) });

            users.Add(new User() { Id = 2, Name = “Jane Doe”, Birthday = new DateTime(1974, 1, 17) });

            users.Add(new User() { Id = 3, Name = “Sammy Doe”, Birthday = new DateTime(1991, 9, 2) });


            dgUsers.ItemsSource = users;




    public class User


        public int Id { get; set; }


        public string Name { get; set; }


        public DateTime Birthday { get; set; }



I did borrow the code from

You can also download the source code from The sample file name My MSN ID is


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Since March 2011 Microsoft Live Spaces migrated to Wordpress ( till now, I have is over 1 million viewers. This blog is about more than 50% telling you how to resolve error messages, especial for Microsoft products. The blog also has a lot of guidance teaching you how to get stated certain Microsoft technologies. The blog also uses as a help to keep my memory. The blog is never meant to give people consulting services or silver bullet solutions. It is a contribution to the community. Thanks for your support over the years. Ming Man is Microsoft MVP since year 2006. He is a software development manager for a multinational company. With 25 years of experience in the IT field, he has developed system using Clipper, COBOL, VB5, VB6, VB.NET, Java and C #. He has been using Visual Studio (.NET) since the Beta back in year 2000. He and the team have developed many projects using .NET platform such as SCM, and HR based applications. He is familiar with the N-Tier design of business application and is also an expert with database experience in MS SQL, Oracle and AS 400.
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