RadFileExplorer Grid column sorting

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  1. Rajeev
    Rajeev avatar
    12 posts
    Member since:
    Jun 2010

    Posted 14 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Hello All,

    I have a RadFileExplorer in our application which is created dynamically. The grid has two bound columns for which we have to enable column sorting. I have registered the GridSortCommandEventHandler while creating the Grid but the grid is not triggering the Sort event.

    radFileExplorer.Grid.ID = radGridViewName;

    radFileExplorer.Grid.AllowSorting = true;  
    radFileExplorer.Grid.ItemDataBound += new GridItemEventHandler(radFileExplorer_ItemDataBound);  
    radFileExplorer.Grid.SortCommand += new GridSortCommandEventHandler(radFileExplorer_SortCommand);  
    radFileExplorer.TreeView.NodeClick += new RadTreeViewEventHandler(treeView_NodeClick);

    Below is the code written for radFileExplorer_SortCommand event. The below event is not getting invoked on click of the column header.


    radFileExplorer_SortCommand(object sender, GridSortCommandEventArgs e)  


    string sortDir = "ASC";  
    DataView dv = new DataView(Documents);  
    string viewStateKey = "sortDirection" + e.SortExpression;  
    if (ViewState[viewStateKey] != null)  

    sortDir = ((string)ViewState[viewStateKey] == "ASC") ? "DESC" : "ASC";  

    ViewState[viewStateKey] = sortDir;
    dv.Sort = e.SortExpression + 

    " " + sortDir;  
    SortExpression = dv.Sort; 
    GridView docListGrid = (GridView)this.FindControl(radGridViewName);  
    if (docListGrid != null)  

    docListGrid.DataSource = dv;




    This is quite urgent and any help would be appriciated.

    Many thanks in advance.


  2. Dobromir
    Dobromir avatar
    1633 posts

    Posted 18 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Rajeev,

    The grid component of RadFileExplorer is using client-side binding, that is why the SortCommand event is not fired. You can assign handler to the grid's ClientCommand client-side event to apply custom logic during the event, e.g.:
    <telerik:RadFileExplorer ID="RadFileExplorer1" runat="server" OnClientLoad="OnClientLoad">
        <Configuration ViewPaths="~/" />
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function OnClientLoad(oExplorer, args)
            var grid = sender.get_grid();
        function sortCommandHandler()
            if (args.get_commandName() == "Sort")
                //add custom code here

    I hope this helps.

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