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Pawz
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Pawz asked on 19 Jan 2012, 02:00 AM
I've been trying to get my listview to sort in unbound mode (where I've added several items manually) and I can't seem to get it working.

I've tried:
uiMasterColourList.SortDescriptors.Add(new SortDescriptor("Text", ListSortDirection.Ascending));
uiMasterColourList.EnableSorting = true;

Basically I'm loading a list of colours from the database and then adding them to two different groups in the listview, along with a checkbox to see if the user has already selected the colour. Works great, but the colours end up a little mixed up and it'd be nice to sort them alphabetically inside their groups.

So this seems like a fairly simple problem, but I seem to be missing something that's making it not work.

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Ivan Todorov
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answered on 23 Jan 2012, 04:33 PM
Hi Pawz,

Thank you for writing.

The code you have posted is the correct way to sort the items in ascending order. Also, I have tested it on my end with several manually added items and it works correctly. I am not sure what is causing this issue in your case. Generally, if you are using RadListView in bound mode, you should give the sort descriptor the property name of the bound object according to which you would like to sort. Nevertheless, I would like to kindly ask you to open a new support ticket and send me a sample project which demonstrates your scenario. This will let me investigate it and provide you with further support.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,
Ivan Todorov
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SP1 of Q3’11 of RadControls for WinForms is available for download (see what's new).

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answered on 24 Jan 2012, 12:29 AM
Hmm well maybe it's the combination of manually added groups with manually added items? Not sure. I was thinking that using "Text" in the sort descriptor propertyname was perhaps the issue...?

Here is a sample of code that illustrates the issue. To use this, create a windows forms application, and add a RadListView control to Form1 called 'uiColourList', and replace the form1.cs with the code below.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using Telerik.WinControls.Data;
using Telerik.WinControls.Enumerations;
using Telerik.WinControls.UI;
 
namespace TelerikListView
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        private List<Colour> colours = new List<Colour>();
        private List<Colour> selectedColours = new List<Colour>();
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
            setupColourList();
        }
 
        private void setupColourList()
        {
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 1",true, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 5",true, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 2",true, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 3",true, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 7",true, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 6",true, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 4", false, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 8", false, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour 9", false, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour A",false, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour C",false, false));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour D",false, true));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour E",false, true));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour F",false, true));
           colours.Add(new Colour("Colour B",false, true));
 
            selectedColours.Add(new Colour("Colour 1", true, false));
            selectedColours.Add(new Colour("Colour F", false, true));
        }
 
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            uiColourList.Items.Clear();
            uiColourList.Groups.Clear();
            uiColourList.EnableGrouping = true;
            uiColourList.EnableSorting = true;
            uiColourList.ShowCheckBoxes = true;
            uiColourList.ShowGroups = true;
  
            var availableColoursGroup = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Available Colours");
            var unavailableColoursGroup = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Unavailable Colours");
            var deletedColoursGroup = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Deleted Colours");
            availableColoursGroup.Text = "Available Colours";
            unavailableColoursGroup.Text = "Unavailable Colours";
            deletedColoursGroup.Text = "Deleted Colours";
            uiColourList.Groups.Add(availableColoursGroup);
            uiColourList.Groups.Add(unavailableColoursGroup);
            uiColourList.Groups.Add(deletedColoursGroup);
 
            foreach (var masterColour in colours)
            {
                var item = new ListViewDataItem(masterColour.Name);
                item.Tag = masterColour;
                if (selectedColours.Any(m => m.Name == masterColour.Name))
                    item.CheckState = ToggleState.On;
                if (!masterColour.Available)
                    item.Group = unavailableColoursGroup;
                else
                {
                    item.Group = availableColoursGroup;
                }
                if(masterColour.Deleted)
                {
                    item.Group = deletedColoursGroup;
 
                }
                uiColourList.Items.Add(item);
            }
 
            uiColourList.EnableCustomGrouping = true;
            uiColourList.SortDescriptors.Add(new SortDescriptor("Text", ListSortDirection.Ascending));
            uiColourList.EnableSorting = true;
        }
     
    }
 
    public class Colour
    {
        public bool Deleted { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public bool Available { get; set; }
        public Colour(string name, bool available, bool deleted)
        {
            Name = name;
            Available = available;
            Deleted = deleted;
        }
    }
}
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Ivan Todorov
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answered on 26 Jan 2012, 04:49 PM
Hi Pawz,

Thank you for your assistance.

It appears that there is an issue in RadListView which prevents the items in custom groups from being sorted. I have logged it in PITS and we will address it in a future release. Here you can find the PITS item.

For the time being, I can suggest assigning the groups after the items have been added. This will ensure that the items are added in ascending order to their groups:
private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    uiColourList.Items.Clear();
    uiColourList.Groups.Clear();
 
    uiColourList.EnableSorting = true;
    uiColourList.ShowCheckBoxes = true;
 
    uiColourList.EnableCustomGrouping = true;
    uiColourList.ShowGroups = true;
 
    uiColourList.SortDescriptors.Add(new SortDescriptor("Value", ListSortDirection.Ascending));
 
    var availableColoursGroup = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Available Colours");
    var unavailableColoursGroup = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Unavailable Colours");
    var deletedColoursGroup = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Deleted Colours");
 
    availableColoursGroup.Text = "Available Colours";
    unavailableColoursGroup.Text = "Unavailable Colours";
    deletedColoursGroup.Text = "Deleted Colours";
 
    uiColourList.Groups.Add(availableColoursGroup);
    uiColourList.Groups.Add(unavailableColoursGroup);
    uiColourList.Groups.Add(deletedColoursGroup);
 
    foreach (var masterColour in colours)
    {
        var item = new ListViewDataItem(masterColour.Name);
        item.Tag = masterColour;
 
        if (selectedColours.Any(m => m.Name == masterColour.Name))
            item.CheckState = ToggleState.On;
          
        uiColourList.Items.Add(item);
    }
 
    foreach (var item in uiColourList.Items)
    {
        Colour masterColour = item.Tag as Colour;
 
        if (!masterColour.Available)
            item.Group = unavailableColoursGroup;
        else
        {
            item.Group = availableColoursGroup;
        }
        if (masterColour.Deleted)
        {
            item.Group = deletedColoursGroup;
        }
    }
}

Your Telerik points have been updated for bringing this issue to our attention.

Please let me know if the workaround does not suit your case or if you have any additional questions.

Regards,
Ivan Todorov
the Telerik team

SP1 of Q3’11 of RadControls for WinForms is available for download (see what's new).

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Jeff
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answered on 01 Jun 2016, 12:14 PM

Hi, I'm using the radlistView with custom grouping to group my items. However as notice above, we can't sort the items while grouped. I can't use the work arround mentionned (assigning the group after all the items have been added) because, in my app, items may be added at anytime during the lifetime of the application. Does the issue have been resolved (the PITS item link redirect nowhere) or there's any other work arround?

 

Thank you,

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Jeff
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answered on 01 Jun 2016, 01:05 PM

Here's a short example showing the issue :

 

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using Telerik.WinControls.Data;
using Telerik.WinControls.UI;
 
namespace RadListViewTestApp
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        int _itemCpt = 100;
 
        ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupA = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 1 - 192.168.1.60");
        ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupB = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 2 - 192.168.1.61");
        ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupC = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 3 - 192.168.1.62");
 
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
 
            radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping = true;
            this.radListView1.ShowGroups = true;
            this.radListView1.EnableSorting = true;
            this.radListView1.SortDescriptors.Add(new SortDescriptor("Value", ListSortDirection.Ascending));
        }
 
        private void cmdAddItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            _itemCpt--;
 
            AddRadListViewItem();
        }
 
        private void AddRadListViewItem()
        {
            var name = string.Format("Item {0}", _itemCpt);
            var item = new ListViewDataItem(name);
            item.Text = name;
            item.Value = name;
            item.Group = _itemCpt % 2 != 0 ? _lstGroupA : _itemCpt % 6 == 0 ? _lstGroupC : _lstGroupB;
 
            if (!radListView1.Groups.Where(group => group.Value == item.Group.Value).Any())
                radListView1.Groups.Add(item.Group);
 
            radListView1.Items.Add(item);
        }
 
        private void cmdToggleGrouping_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping = !radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping;
            cmdToggleGrouping.Text = radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping ? "Deactivate grouping" : "Activate grouping";
        }
    }
}

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Hristo
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answered on 06 Jun 2016, 10:46 AM
Hello Jeff,

Thank you for writing.

The issue is fixed and here is the updated link to the public feedback item: FIX. Sorting in RadListView does not work when using custom grouping.

If I understand correctly you are experiencing an issue with duplicated groups when you add items while your list view has its EnableCustomGrouping property set to false. This is caused by the method responsible for adding the items. In order to achieve the desired behavior, you would need to cache the old groups and assign a group to the newly created items from this collection. Please check below: 
public partial class Form1 : Form
{
    private ListViewDataItemGroup[] groupsCache;
 
    int _itemCpt = 100;
 
    ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupA = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 1 - 192.168.1.60");
    ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupB = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 2 - 192.168.1.61");
    ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupC = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 3 - 192.168.1.62");
 
    public Form1()
    {
        InitializeComponent();
 
        this.groupsCache = new ListViewDataItemGroup[0];
 
        this.radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping = true;
        this.radListView1.ShowGroups = true;
        this.radListView1.EnableSorting = true;
        this.radListView1.SortDescriptors.Add(new SortDescriptor("Value", ListSortDirection.Descending));
    }
 
    private void cmdAddItem_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        _itemCpt--;
 
        AddRadListViewItem();
    }
 
    private void AddRadListViewItem()
    {
        var name = string.Format("Item {0}", _itemCpt);
        var item = new ListViewDataItem(name);
        item.Text = name;
        item.Value = name;
        item.Group = _itemCpt % 2 != 0 ? _lstGroupA : _itemCpt % 6 == 0 ? _lstGroupC : _lstGroupB;
 
        if (this.radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping && !radListView1.Groups.Where(group => group.Value == item.Group.Value).Any())
        {
            this.radListView1.Groups.Add(item.Group);
        }
        else if (!radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping && !this.groupsCache.Where(group => group.Value == item.Group.Value).Any())
        {
            this.radListView1.Groups.Add(item.Group);
        }
 
        radListView1.Items.Add(item);
    }
     
    private void cmdToggleGrouping_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        if (radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping)
        {
            this.groupsCache = new ListViewDataItemGroup[this.radListView1.Groups.Count];
            this.radListView1.Groups.CopyTo(this.groupsCache, 0);
        }
 
        radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping = !radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping;
        cmdToggleGrouping.Text = radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping ? "Deactivate grouping" : "Activate grouping";
    }
}

I hope this helps. Should you have further questions please do not hesitate to write back.

Regards,
Hristo Merdjanov
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answered on 06 Jun 2016, 01:08 PM

Hi Hristo,

Thanks for the link about sorting the radListView with custom grouping. As you said, it seem corrected. However, when I do execute my current code, the items within the group are not sorted. I have added the following lines in constructor to sort the group but didn't work either :

GroupDescriptor groupByValue = new GroupDescriptor(new SortDescriptor[] { new SortDescriptor("Value", ListSortDirection.Ascending) });
this.radListView1.GroupDescriptors.Add(groupByValue);

There's a method for sorting items within the group that I should call? I use telerik dlls version 2016.1.112.40

Thank you!

J-F

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Hristo
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answered on 09 Jun 2016, 11:27 AM
Hello Jeff,

Thank you for writing.

Could you please try adding the sort descriptor after you have added the first item in RadListView. Please check my code snippet below: 
private void AddRadListViewItem()
{
    var name = string.Format("Item {0}", _itemCpt);
    var item = new ListViewDataItem(name);
    item.Text = name;
    item.Value = name;
    item.Group = _itemCpt % 2 != 0 ? _lstGroupA : _itemCpt % 6 == 0 ? _lstGroupC : _lstGroupB;
 
    if (this.radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping && !radListView1.Groups.Where(group => group.Value == item.Group.Value).Any())
    {
        this.radListView1.Groups.Add(item.Group);
    }
    else if (!radListView1.EnableCustomGrouping && !this.groupsCache.Where(group => group.Value == item.Group.Value).Any())
    {
        this.radListView1.Groups.Add(item.Group);
    }
 
    this.radListView1.Items.Add(item);
 
    if (this.radListView1.SortDescriptors.Count == 0)
    {
        this.radListView1.SortDescriptors.Add(new SortDescriptor("Value", ListSortDirection.Ascending));
    }
}

I am also sending you a short video showing the result on  my end.

I hope this helps. Should you have further questions please do not hesitate to write back.

Regards,
Hristo Merdjanov
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answered on 09 Jun 2016, 01:42 PM

Thanks Hristo,

It's now working as expected. As you notice, I must add the sort descriptor when there's at least one element.

Have a nice day and thank you for quick reply,

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Hristo
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answered on 09 Jun 2016, 03:12 PM
Hello Jeff,

I am glad that now RadListView is being sorted as expected on your side.

Please let me know if you need further assistance on that matter.

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answered on 09 Jun 2016, 03:16 PM

One last question,
I was expecting that the group itself would automatically be ordered. If I change the name of the group in the previous code as follow :

ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupA = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 1 - 192.168.1.60");
ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupB = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 4 - 192.168.1.61");
ListViewDataItemGroup _lstGroupC = new ListViewDataItemGroup("Server 3 - 192.168.1.62");

When server 3 is added, the group listing isn't reordered so they appear in the same order they were added (Server 1, Server4 and then Server 3). Is the EnableCustomGrouping = true;  disable this feature?

Thanks

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Hristo
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answered on 10 Jun 2016, 01:18 PM
Hi Jeff,

Thank you for writing.

I am not sure that I quite well understand your current setup. Could you please open up a support ticket and send us your project.

Should you have further questions please do not hesitate to write back.

Regards,
Hristo Merdjanov
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