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How can I format the date values in the filter list to remove the time value

I have date columns in a sfDataGrid and the data in the cells display date format mm/dd/yyyy but when I select the filter option the dates are listed in dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss AM. I want the filter list to display the same format as the cell ( in this case mm/dd/yyyy).

4 Replies

SP Subburaj Pandian Veluchamy Syncfusion Team June 21, 2019 12:05 PM UTC

Hi George, 
Thank you for using Syncfusion controls. 
You can achieve your requirement by set the FilterMode for a grid column asDisplayText in SfDataGrid. 
Please refer the below code example 
sfDataGrid.Columns["OrderDate"].FilterMode =ColumnFilter.DisplayText; 
Subburaj Pandian V 

GB George Busby June 21, 2019 12:52 PM UTC

That corrected the display issue but now it does not display the values in the filter pop up in chronological order. That may work for a small list but will not work at all on a large list. When I changed the FilterMode to "value" it lists the dates in chronological order but the time displays along with the date. I tried to set the Format property (mm/dd/yyyy) but that format is not used in the Filter pop up. ( I would think that if you format the display on the grid you would want the same format in the filter lookup)

Also, I was able to determine that the lower case "mm" always sets the value to 00 , if I use upper case MM the display works (MM/dd/yyyy).

AK Adhikesevan Kothandaraman Syncfusion Team June 24, 2019 02:16 PM UTC

Hi George, 

Thanks for your patience. 

We are currently working on your query with high priority. We will get back to you with the complete details on this at 26th June, 2019. 
Thanks for your patience until then. 


AK Adhikesevan Kothandaraman Syncfusion Team June 27, 2019 11:37 AM UTC

Hi George, 

Regret for the inconvenience caused. 

If you want to display the filter options in the chronical order with the given format, you can use the custom filter control and use the DrawItem event of the CheckedListBox to customize the display text as per your requirement. Please refer to the following code snippet and sample, 

Code Snippet: 
this.sfDataGrid1.FilterPopupShowing += sfDataGrid1_FilterPopupShowing; 
void sfDataGrid1_FilterPopupShowing(object sender, Syncfusion.WinForms.DataGrid.Events.FilterPopupShowingEventArgs e) 
    var customFilterControl = new CustomFilterControl(); 
    customFilterControl.Column = e.Column; 
    if (!(e.Control is CustomFilterControl)) 
        e.Cancel = true; 
        customFilterControl.Show(this.sfDataGrid1.TableControl, e.Location); 
public class CustomFilterControl : DataGridFilterControl 
    bool itemDrawingWired = false; 
    protected override void SetCheckedListBox(Control control, System.Drawing.Point location, System.Drawing.Size size) 
        base.SetCheckedListBox(control, location, size); 
        if(this.CheckListBox != null && !itemDrawingWired) 
            this.CheckListBox.DrawItem += CheckListBox_DrawItem; 
            itemDrawingWired = true; 
    void CheckListBox_DrawItem(object sender, Syncfusion.WinForms.ListView.Events.DrawItemEventArgs e) 
        if (e.ItemType == Syncfusion.WinForms.ListView.Enums.ItemType.SelectAllItem) 
        if (this.Column is GridDateTimeColumn) 
            DateTime date; 
            if (DateTime.TryParse(e.Text, out date)) 
                e.Text = date.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy"); 

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