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Customizing the Menu

The menu used for displaying the fields of the field editors and the filter functions is a RadContexMenu. You can easily access it and customize it server-side as well as client-side.

Accessing the context menu

You access the context menu of the RadFilter server-side with the following code:

RadContextMenu menu = RadFilter1.FindControl("rfContextMenu") as RadContextMenu;
Dim menu As RadContextMenu = TryCast(RadFilter1.FindControl("rfContextMenu"), RadContextMenu)

To find it client-side, you can use the following code:

var filter = $find("<%=RadFilter1.ClientID %>");
var menu = filter.get_contextMenu();

Reducing the filter menu options

You can reduce the filter menu options to display only a subset of the available filter functions depending on the field. A suitable event for this is the OnClientShowing of the context menu of the RadFilter. In the code below the IsNull and NotIsNull filter options are hidden for System.Int32 data:

function pageLoad(sender, args) {
    var filter = $find("<%=RadFilter1.ClientID %>");
    var menu = filter.get_contextMenu();

function FilterMenuShowing(sender, args) {
    var filter = $find("<%=RadFilter1.ClientID %>");
    var currentExpandedItem = sender.get_attributes()._data.ItemHierarchyIndex;
    var fieldName = filter._expressionItems[currentExpandedItem];
    var allFields = filter._dataFields;
    var dataType = null;
    for (var i = 0, j = allFields.length; i < j; i++) {
        if (allFields[i].FieldName == fieldName) {
            dataType = allFields[i].DataType;
    if (dataType == "System.Int32") {
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