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sort on different column than user selected

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53520 Dec 14,2006 05:50 PM UTC Dec 18,2006 03:18 PM UTC WinForms 5
Tags: GridControl
Administrator [Syncfusion]
Asked On December 14, 2006 05:50 PM UTC

I'm using a griddataboundgrid, version, in a Windows form. I have a need to sort the grid's contents on a different column than the user selects. For instance, say the grid has five columns. The user clicks on the column header 2, but I want the grid to really sort on column header 4. Any way I can accomplish this?


Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 15, 2006 05:13 AM UTC

Hi Jimmyd,

You would turn off the default sorting with the SortBehavior property. Then handle CellDoubleClick and do the sorting using Binder.Sort() method. Here is a code snippet to show this.

//turn OFF the Default sortbehavior....
this.gridDataBoundGrid1.SortBehavior = GridSortBehavior.None;
this.gridDataBoundGrid1.CellDoubleClick +=new GridCellClickEventHandler(gridDataBoundGrid1_CellDoubleClick);

private void gridDataBoundGrid1_CellDoubleClick(object sender, GridCellClickEventArgs e)
GridDataBoundGrid grid = sender as GridDataBoundGrid;
int fieldIndex = grid.Binder.ColIndexToField(e.ColIndex);
if( e.ColIndex == 2)
fieldIndex = grid.Binder.ColIndexToField(4);
if( fieldIndex != -1)

Please refer to the attached sample for implementation.

Best Regards,

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 15, 2006 04:35 PM UTC


Okay, I see the method you're describing. Thanks very much for the response. I'll try this out.

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 15, 2006 08:01 PM UTC


This worked great - thanks for the help. I forgot to mention that I'm using VB.Net, but your code sample was easy to translate. Worked great.

Being greedy here, but if anyone knows of a way to do this, it would be helpful. Would you have any way to manage the Up and Down arrow graphic in the column that is double-clicked? (since it ends up in the target column that is actually being sorted)

Looks like I can capture the direction of the sort by something like this, but wasn't sure if I was going in the right direction.

Dim dt As New DataTable
Dim strSort as String
dt = myGridDataBoundGrid.DataSource
strSort = dt.DefaultView.Sort

Thanks again.

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 18, 2006 04:59 AM UTC

Hi Jimmyd,

Use the SortDirection property of the IBindingList to find the sort direction of the grid. Here is a code snippet to show this.

CurrencyManager lm = this.BindingContext[this.gridDataBoundGrid1.DataSource ] as CurrencyManager;
ListSortDirection listSortDirection = GetSortDirection(lm.List);
Console.WriteLine("Current Sort Direction :" + listSortDirection );

///Here is method to get the Sort Direction.......
public ListSortDirection GetSortDirection(IList list)
if (list is IBindingList && ((IBindingList)list).SupportsSorting)
return ((IBindingList)list).SortDirection;
return ListSortDirection.Ascending;

Best Regards,

Administrator [Syncfusion]
Replied On December 18, 2006 03:18 PM UTC

Hi Haneef,

That works great. I greatly appreciate the response. You guys rule.



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