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RadGridView Scrolling & Paging

I have a lot of data contained in a RadGridView with scrolling and paging. I need to find a specific element in the grid. To find it, I need to scroll down through the entire GridView and go through every page verifying the data.



This is possible with a coded solution. To accomplish the main goal, we need to combine the solutions of the two sub-problems. We need to take the following steps to implement the solution:

1.Change the default Find Strategy of the Grid to WhenNotVisibleReturnNull, otherwise the Find method will return a FindElementException if the element is not found.

2.Scroll down to the bottom of the Grid.

3.Go through the Grid page by page, repeating step two until the desired element is found

The following code demonstrates how to accomplish this on a Telerik demo site.

public FrameworkElement FindElementByTextContent(string content) 
    int extentHeight; // The total height of the grid, visible plus non-visible      
    int rowHeight; // The height of the row 
    int viewPortHeight; // The height of the visible part of the grid 
    int verticalOffset = 0; // Holds the current vertical offset in the viewport 
    // Copy the RadGridView into a local variable as a shortcut 
    RadGridView grid = Pages.TelerikGridViewFor.SilverlightApp.GridViewRadgridview; 
    // Grab the VirtualizingPanel contained in the RadGridView. This is used to control the viewable portion of the grid. 
    FrameworkElement VirtualizingPanel = grid.Find.ByType("GridViewVirtualizingPanel"); 
    // Detect the extent height, view port height and the row height 
    extentHeight = (int)VirtualizingPanel.GetProperty(new AutomationProperty("ExtentHeight", typeof(int))); 
    rowHeight = (int)grid.GetProperty(new AutomationProperty("RowHeight", typeof(int))); 
    viewPortHeight = (int)VirtualizingPanel.GetProperty(new AutomationProperty("ViewportHeight", typeof(int))); 
    //Save the original find Find Strategy 
    FindStrategy originalStrategy = grid.Find.Strategy; 
    //Change the Find Strategy for the RadGridView 
    grid.Find.Strategy = FindStrategy.WhenNotVisibleReturnNull; 
    // Scroll through each RadGridView page until the element is found or until the "Next Page" is no longer Enabled   
        verticalOffset = 0; 
        VirtualizingPanel.InvokeMethod("SetVerticalOffset", 0); 
        while (verticalOffset < extentHeight) 
                FrameworkElement fe = grid.Find.ByTextContent(content); 
                if(fe != null) 
                    //Return the original strategy 
                    grid.Find.Strategy = originalStrategy; 
                    //Return the element 
                    return fe; 
                verticalOffset += viewPortHeight; 
                VirtualizingPanel.InvokeMethod("SetVerticalOffset", verticalOffset);  
    //Return the original strategy 
    grid.Find.Strategy = originalStrategy; 
    return null; 
Public Function FindElementByTextContent(content As String) As FrameworkElement 
    Dim extentHeight As Integer 
    Dim rowHeight As Integer 
    Dim viewPortHeight As Integer 
    Dim verticalOffset As Integer = 0 
    Dim grid As RadGridView = Pages.TelerikGridViewFor.SilverlightApp.GridViewRadgridview 
    Dim VirtualizingPanel As FrameworkElement = grid.Find.ByType("GridViewVirtualizingPanel") 
    extentHeight = CInt(VirtualizingPanel.GetProperty(New AutomationProperty("ExtentHeight", GetType(Integer)))) 
    rowHeight = CInt(grid.GetProperty(New AutomationProperty("RowHeight", GetType(Integer)))) 
    viewPortHeight = CInt(VirtualizingPanel.GetProperty(New AutomationProperty("ViewportHeight", GetType(Integer)))) 
    Dim originalStrategy As FindStrategy = grid.Find.Strategy 
    grid.Find.Strategy = FindStrategy.WhenNotVisibleReturnNull 
        verticalOffset = 0 
        VirtualizingPanel.InvokeMethod("SetVerticalOffset", 0) 
        While verticalOffset < extentHeight 
            Dim fe As FrameworkElement = grid.Find.ByTextContent(content) 
            If fe IsNot Nothing Then 
                grid.Find.Strategy = originalStrategy 
                Return fe 
            End If 
            verticalOffset += viewPortHeight 
            VirtualizingPanel.InvokeMethod("SetVerticalOffset", verticalOffset) 
        End While 
    Loop While Pages.TelerikGridViewFor.SilverlightApp.MoveToNextPageButtonRadbutton.IsEnabled 
    grid.Find.Strategy = originalStrategy 
    Return Nothing 
End Function 

Place this in the code-behind and then call this method from a coded step.

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