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.NET MAUI DataGrid Sorting

The Telerik UI for .NET MAUI DataGrid provides a built-in sorting functionality which allows the user to order the view of the presented data and which is available to implement both through the UI and programmatically.

Sorting through the UI

To sort through the UI, click or tap the column header. UserSortMode defines how the user input, such as tapping or clicking the column header, affects the current sort state of the DataGrid.

The UserSortMode has the following options:

  • (Default) Auto
  • Multiple
  • None
  • Single

You can also enable or disable the sorting of a specific column and define a value which indicates whether the user can sort the data by the column values by using the CanUserSort (bool) property.

Programmatic Sorting

To sort the DataGrid programmatically, use either of the following approaches:

Sorting by Properties

You can sort the data in a DataGrid by pointing a property from the class that defines your objects. To achieve this scenario, use the PropertySortDescriptor and set its PropertyName property.

The descriptor exposes the following important properties:

  • PropertyName—Gets or sets the name of the property that is used to retrieve the key to sort by.
  • SortOrder—Gets or sets the order of the sorting (ascending or descending).

The following snippet shows how to set the PropertySortDescriptor.

    <telerik:PropertySortDescriptor PropertyName="Name"/>

Then, define the telerik namespace:


Sorting by Custom Keys

The difference between the DelegateSortDescriptor and the PropertySortDescriptor is that the DelegateSortDescriptor sorts the data by a custom key, while the PropertySortDescriptor sorts the data by a defined key, which is a property from the model.

The DelegateSortDescriptor exposes the following properties:

  • KeyLookup—Gets or sets the IKeyLookup instance that is used to retrieve the sort key for each data item.
  • SortOrder—Gets or sets the order of the sorting (ascending or descending).

To use a DelegateSortDescriptor, create a class that implements the IKeyLookup interface which will return the key by which you want to sort. Then, add the DelegateSortDescriptor to the RadDataGrid.SortDescriptors collection and set its KeyLookUp property.

The following example demonstrates a custom IKeyLookup implementation.

public class CustomIKeyLookup : Telerik.Maui.Controls.Data.IKeyLookup
    public object GetKey(object instance)
        return (instance as Club).Name.Length;

Add it to the GroupDescriptors collection of the DataGrid:

this.dataGrid.SortDescriptors.Add(new DelegateSortDescriptor() { KeyLookup = new CustomIKeyLookup()});

The following image shows how the DataGrid looks after sorting is applied:

DataGrid Sorting

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