Grid Sorting

The Grid component offers support for sorting.

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To enable sorting, set the grid's Sortable property to true.

When the user clicks the column header, the grid will sort the data according to the column's data type, and an arrow indicator of the sorting direction will be shown next to the column title.

You can prevent the user from sorting a certain field by setting Sortable="false" on its column.

Enable Sorting in Telerik Grid

Click a column header to sort by its data

<TelerikGrid Data="@MyData" Sortable="true" Height="500px">
        <GridColumn Field="ID"></GridColumn>
        <GridColumn Field="TheName" Title="Employee Name"></GridColumn>

@code {
    public IEnumerable<object> MyData = Enumerable.Range(1, 50).Select(x => new { ID = x, TheName = "name " + x });

The result from the code snippet above, after the user clicked on the "Employee Name" header to sort

You can sort this grid on the different columns to see the results. The Name column is a string, and sorting is done according to the rules for strings, while the ID column sorts acording to rules for integers.

Sort From Code

You can sort the grid from your own code through its state.

If you want to set an initial state to the grid, use a similar snippet, but in the OnStateInit event

Set sorting programmatically

@* This snippet shows how to set sorting state to the grid from your code *@

@using Telerik.DataSource;

<TelerikButton Primary="true" OnClick="@SetGridSort">set sort from code</TelerikButton>

<TelerikGrid Data="@MyData" Height="400px" @ref="@Grid"
             Pageable="true" Sortable="true">
        <GridColumn Field="@(nameof(SampleData.Id))" Width="120px" />
        <GridColumn Field="@(nameof(SampleData.Name))" Title="Employee Name" />
        <GridColumn Field="@(nameof(SampleData.Team))" Title="Team" />
        <GridColumn Field="@(nameof(SampleData.HireDate))" Title="Hire Date" />

@code {
    public TelerikGrid<SampleData> Grid { get; set; }

    async Task SetGridSort()
        GridState<SampleData> desiredState = new GridState<SampleData>()
            SortDescriptors = new List<SortDescriptor>()
                new SortDescriptor { Member = "Id", SortDirection = ListSortDirection.Descending }

        await Grid.SetState(desiredState);

    public IEnumerable<SampleData> MyData = Enumerable.Range(1, 30).Select(x => new SampleData
        Id = x,
        Name = "name " + x,
        Team = "team " + x % 5,
        HireDate = DateTime.Now.AddDays(-x).Date

    public class SampleData
        public int Id { get; set; }
        public string Name { get; set; }
        public string Team { get; set; }
        public DateTime HireDate { get; set; }

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