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How to change the column order of the WinForms GridListControl?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridListControl |
Published Date: April 14, 2015 |
Last Revised Date: January 2, 2020
Tags: columns, ordering

Change the column orders

You can change the column orders of a GridListControl by overriding the CreateGridColumn method in GridListControl class. By using this method, you can change the order of the columns as per your requirement. In the following sample, the columns are reordered from ParentID|Integer to Interger|ParentID.

C#

this.gridListControl1 = new reorder.MyGridListcontrol();
public class MyGridListcontrol : GridListControl
{
    public MyGridListcontrol() : base()
    { }
    public override void CreateGridColumn(PropertyDescriptor pd, int column)
    {
        CurrencyManager cm = this.BindingContext[this.DataSource] as CurrencyManager;
        PropertyDescriptorCollection pdc = cm.GetItemProperties();
        if (pdc != null)
        {
           if (column == 1)
              column = 2;
           else if (column == 2)
              column = 1;
           base.CreateGridColumn(pdc[column - 1], column);
        }
    }
}

VB

Me.gridListControl1 = New reorder.MyGridListcontrol()
public class MyGridListcontrol : GridListControl
    public MyGridListcontrol()
    MyBase.New()
    End Sub
    public override void CreateGridColumn(PropertyDescriptor pd, Integer column)
         Dim cm As CurrencyManager = TryCast(Me.BindingContext(Me.DataSource), CurrencyManager)
         Dim pdc As PropertyDescriptorCollection = cm.GetItemProperties()
         If pdc IsNot Nothing Then
            If column = 1 Then
                column = 2
            ElseIf column = 2 Then
                column = 1
            End If
            MyBase.CreateGridColumn(pdc(column - 1), column)
         End If
    End Sub
End Class

The following screenshot displays the changed column order in the GridListControl.

Change the column order for GridListControl

Figure 1: Changed Column order in the GridListControl

Samples:

C#: ChangeColumnOrderInGLC

VB: ChangeColumnOrderInGLC

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