Problem when trying to reorder column

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  1. Lior
    Lior avatar
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    Member since:
    Oct 2012

    Posted 02 Nov 2011 Link to this post


    I am trying to write a User Control which acts as a "column selector" for a RadGridView control.
    My "ColumnSelector" control recieves a RadGridView control, and displays a list of the grid view's columns using a RadTreeView control. Next to the list I have two buttons, Up & Down, which allow the user to change the column order of the gridview.

    The RadTreeView in the "ColumnSelector" control is binded to the RadGridView's Columns property, so that each change the user makes affects on the treeview the actual gridview.

    In the up/down buttons event handler I need to reorder the columns, move the selected column one spot up or down.
    I've tried using the GridView's ReorderColumns(old index, new index) method but it doesn't do anything. If someone could explain to me how to get it to work that'd be great.

    Since ReorderColumns didn't work, I tried to make the swap myself:
    //get the selected column
    GridViewColumn column1 = Grid.Columns[selectedIndex];
     //remove the column at the original position
    //add the column at the new position
    Grid.Columns.Insert(selectedIndex + 1, column1);

    This causes an extra "blank" column to appear in the grid, between the real columns.

    Has anyone ever seen this behavior? why is it happening?

    Is there an example somewhere of how to implement such a "column selector" control? maybe my approach about the whole thing is incorrect..

    This is how my treeview XAML looks like:
    <nice:NiceTreeView ItemsSource="{Binding Columns, Converter={StaticResource columnsConverter}, Mode=TwoWay}"
                       ItemEditTemplate="{StaticResource editTemplate}">

    The ColumnsCoverter used converts between a GridViewColumnCollection (the type of RadGridView.Columns) and ObservableCollection<RadTreeViewItem>


  2. Pavel Pavlov
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    Posted 02 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Lior,

    Please use the DisplayIndex property of the column .

    All the best,
    Pavel Pavlov
    the Telerik team

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  3. Lior
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    3 posts
    Member since:
    Oct 2012

    Posted 02 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    I tried using the DisplayIndex property, but it didn't work.
    Also I think that changing the DisplayIndex while the column's IsVisible property is set to False might be related to the blank column issue.

    Do you have an example that shows how to use it?

  4. Lior
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    Member since:
    Oct 2012

    Posted 03 Nov 2011 Link to this post

    I figured out how to use DisplayIndex but it doesn't suit my needs.
    Changing the DisplayIndex property does change the way the columns are presented on the grid, but the actual order of the columns in the GridView's Columns property remains unchanged.
    Meaning, the gird appears that "column B" is first and "column A" is second after I decrease column B's DisplayIndex by 1, but in the Columns property "column A" is still first and "column B" is second.

    Is there a way to actually change the order of the columns so that my RadTreeView which is binded to Columns will reflect the change?


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