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Filter when Enter is pressed in RadVirtualGrid


Product Version Product Author
2019.3.917 RadVirtualGrid for WinForms [Nadya Karaivanova]


By default, the filtering operation is performed on every keystroke. However, a common case is to perform the filtering operation after the value is entered, for example when Enter is pressed.


To achieve this you need to handle the CellEditorInitialized event and get access to the VirtualGridTextBoxEditor. Then, check if Enter is pressed in order to perform the filtering operation. The SynchronizeRows method will fire the CellValueNeeded event, and all the cells will be populated again with data. This is demonstrated in the following code snippet.

Filter on Enter

 BindingSource bs = new BindingSource();
 private void RadVirtualGrid1_CellEditorInitialized(object sender, VirtualGridCellEditorInitializedEventArgs e)
     if (e.RowIndex == RadVirtualGrid.FilterRowIndex)
         VirtualGridTextBoxEditor editor = e.ActiveEditor as VirtualGridTextBoxEditor;
         RadTextBoxEditorElement el = editor.EditorElement as RadTextBoxEditorElement;
         el.KeyDown -= El_KeyDown;
         el.KeyDown += El_KeyDown;

private void El_KeyDown(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
    if (e.KeyCode == Keys.Enter)
        bs.Filter = this.radVirtualGrid1.FilterDescriptors.Expression;
        radVirtualGrid1.RowCount = bs.List.Count;

Private bs As BindingSource = New BindingSource()
Private Sub RadVirtualGrid1_CellEditorInitialized(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As VirtualGridCellEditorInitializedEventArgs)
        If e.RowIndex = RadVirtualGrid.FilterRowIndex Then
            Dim editor As VirtualGridTextBoxEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, VirtualGridTextBoxEditor)
            Dim el As RadTextBoxEditorElement = TryCast(editor.EditorElement, RadTextBoxEditorElement)
            el.KeyDown -= AddressOf El_KeyDown
            el.KeyDown += AddressOf El_KeyDown
        End If
    End Sub

    Private Sub El_KeyDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As KeyEventArgs)
        If e.KeyCode = Keys.Enter Then
            bs.Filter = Me.radVirtualGrid1.FilterDescriptors.Expression
            radVirtualGrid1.RowCount = bs.List.Count
        End If
    End Sub

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