your approach is ok but I looses the meaning of a GridViewCommandRow... in this case I put in my RadGridView this
with an external row..that's totaly another thing..
Assuming you were following an online example of ours I am not sure what went wrong. I may offer you my help in the following way :
Please send me a runnable version of your implementation and I will tamper with the logic which inserts the "row" in the visual tree so that it does not hide the group panel. I will send back the updated version to you .
*In order to be able to attach your project, please open a support ticket mentioning the ID of this thread ( 631324).