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How do I add sort icon, up/down arrow, in the GridControl's column header?

Platform: WinForms |
Control: GridControl |
Published Date: April 30, 2011 |
Last Revised Date: February 23, 2015
Tags: sorting



By default there is no build-in support to display sort icon in the Header CellType. You can achieve this by using the following work around.


You can add the GridSortColumnHeaderCellModel to the GridControl's cell model for adding sort icon in the HeaderCell. Then, assign the added cell model as the CellType and set the Tag property to either ListSortDirection.Ascending or ListSortDirection.Descending to show the up/down arrow mark.

The following code example is for adding GridSortColumnHeaderCellModel to the gridcontrol.CellModel.





In the following screenshot, Columns A and B have sort icon.

The following are the C# and VB samples.

AddingSortIcon-C# .

AddingSortIcon-VB .



In this work around, sort icon is added only to the column. When you want to perform sorting operation as per the sort direction, you can refer to the following sample.

 \AppData\Local\Syncfusion\EssentialStudio\<Installed version>\Windows\Grid.Windows\Samples\Grid Layout\Sorting Demo in a sample browser.

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