[HOWTO] Set GridGroupField HeaderText Programatically

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  1. Joel
    Joel avatar
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    Sep 2012

    Posted 26 Aug 2014 Link to this post

    I've got a default GroupByExpression selecting a column, and it works great.

    I already set the column titles programatically because they are translated in different languages. I was trying to figure out how do I set the HeaderText for the GridGroupField programatically? It doesn't automatically get the column title, I can't databind via ASP.NET (like <%# GetTitle() %>), and I don't see a created/databound item to alter in the same way I'm altering many items.

          <telerik:GridGroupByField FieldName="t_rv_account_group" HeaderText="CUSTOM VALUE HERE"/>
          <telerik:GridGroupByField FieldName="t_rv_account_group" />

    It seems obvious now I've figured it out, but it took me enough time I thought I'd share. Since these are part of the HTML/ASP object, they of course are part of the object model, and can be modified in RadGrid1_PreRender() and can be set at the same time I'm setting translated column display titles.

    C# CodeBehind:
    [code]RadGrid1.MasterTableView.GroupByExpressions[0].SelectFields[0].HeaderText = CustomValueHereTitle;[/code]
    This sets the specific one I knew about, or you can iterate the lists and map titles based on FieldName values.

  2. Answer
    Jayesh Goyani
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    Posted 26 Aug 2014 in reply to Joel Link to this post


    Please try with the below code snippet.

    void RadGrid1_PreRender(object sender, EventArgs e)
            GridItem[] groupHeaders = RadGrid1.MasterTableView.GetItems(GridItemType.GroupHeader);
            foreach (var header in groupHeaders)
                GridGroupHeaderItem headerItem = header as GridGroupHeaderItem;
                   // You can able to access column text here
                string text = (headerItem.GetChildItems()[0] as GridDataItem)["ColumnName"].Text; 

                headerItem.DataCell.Text = "Your new text comes here";


    protected void RadGrid1_ItemDataBound(object sender, GridItemEventArgs e)
        if (e.Item is GridGroupHeaderItem)
            GridGroupHeaderItem item = (GridGroupHeaderItem)e.Item;
            DataRowView groupDataRow = (DataRowView)e.Item.DataItem;
            item.DataCell.Text = "Your new text comes here";

    Jayesh Goyani
  3. Joel
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    Sep 2012

    Posted 26 Aug 2014 in reply to Jayesh Goyani Link to this post

    Thanks, Jayesh, those are great options!

    Sorry my code block formatting didn't work. :)
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