RadDataGrid detect column click

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  1. Mark
    Mark avatar
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    May 2019

    Posted 09 May 2019 Link to this post


    I have some rather special display requirements on data in my RadDataGrid.  While I'd love to let RadDataGrid handle the sorting I think I need to populate the grid in the order I'd like.

    My question is can I detect via an event or something when a user changes the sort and direction on a particular column?  If so... how?

  2. Yana
    Yana avatar
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    Posted 13 May 2019 Link to this post

    Hello Mark,

    You could detect whether a column sort action is executed through the ColumnHeaderTap Command of the DataGrid. You could create a custom ColumnHeaderTap command as described here: https://docs.telerik.com/devtools/universal-windows-platform/controls/raddatagrid/features/commands/datagrid-columnheadertapcommand.

    In addition, in the Execute method you could access the Column and its SortDirection. Check below a quick example:

    public class CustomColumnHeaderTapCommand : DataGridCommand
        public CustomColumnHeaderTapCommand()
            this.Id = CommandId.ColumnHeaderTap;
        public override bool CanExecute(object parameter)
            var context = parameter as ColumnHeaderTapContext;
            // put your custom logic here
            return true;
        public override void Execute(object parameter)
            var context = parameter as ColumnHeaderTapContext;
            var sortDirection = context.Column.SortDirection;
            this.Owner.CommandService.ExecuteDefaultCommand(CommandId.ColumnHeaderTap, context);
            // put your custom logic here              

    I hope this would be of help.
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