Thanks for your reply.
The example you provided does indeed work, however we have report which can sometimes return as many as 50,000 rows. Even without implementing the "excel-like" filtering, the grid's performance is terrible. When this style of filtering is enabled, even clicking on a column's filter freezes the browser.
We have a Silverlight version of the same report which uses your (Telerik's) grid as well. With 50K rows, there are no client-side performance issues whatsoever, and the "excel-like" filtering is enabled by default, out of the box.
1) Why doesn't Telerik make more of its grid features easily configurable? It seems like you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get some very basic things accomplished (e.g. automatically expanding a grid to fill its container div, filtering as described in this post, being allowed to choose which columns are exported to excel/pdf, etc.).
2) Can you point me to an example that shows the best way to implement a grid with 50K+ rows and that has excel-like filtering?
Thanks for your help,