Synchronize RadGridView and RadBindingNavigaor after Filtering and Sorting

Environment

Product Version Product Author
2019.2.618 RadGridView for WinForms Desislava Yordanova

Description

Consider that you have a RadGridView and a RadBindingNavigator bound to the same BindingSource. RadBindingNavigator allows you to iterate the grid rows in an easier way. However, if you sort the grid, RadBindingNavigator keeps traversing the records in their original order. If you filter the grid, the number of records is not updated in RadBindignNavigator. The following gif file illustrates better the undesired behavior:

gridview-bindingnavigator-synchronization001

Solution

This behavior is normal. RadBindingNavigator and the standard MS BindingNavigator uses the CurrencyManager to navigate through the records. However, when the RadGridView is sorted/filtered, its child rows are reordered/filtered according to the current SortDescriptor/FilterDescriptor. When clicking the next button in the binding navigator, it will navigate to the next record in the original data order. That is why you obtain the "jumping" in a sorted RadGridView.

This article demonstrates a sample code snippet how to filter the binding navigator as well and traverse the records in the same order they appear in the grid. The obtained result is illustrated in the below gif file:

gridview-bindingnavigator-synchronization002

It is necessary to handle the RadGridView.FilterExpressionChanged event and apply the same filter expression to RadBindingNavigator. As to the sorting behavior, it is necessary to use a custom implementation for RadBindingNavigator as it is demonstrated below:


            private void RadForm1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        { 
            this.productsTableAdapter.Fill(this.nwindDataSet.Products);
            this.radGridView1.DataSource = this.productsBindingSource;
            this.radGridView1.BestFitColumns();
            this.radGridView1.EnableFiltering = true;

            this.radBindingNavigator1.BindingSource = this.productsBindingSource;

            this.radGridView1.FilterExpressionChanged += Grid_FilterExpressionChanged;
        }
        public class CustomBindingNavigator : RadBindingNavigator
        {
            protected override RadBindingNavigatorElement CreateNavigatorElement()
            {
                return new CustomBindingNavigatorElement();
            }

            public class CustomBindingNavigatorElement : RadBindingNavigatorElement
            {
                protected override void FirstButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                {
                    Form f = this.ElementTree.Control.FindForm();
                    if (f != null)
                    {
                        RadGridView grid = f.Controls[0] as RadGridView;
                        grid.GridNavigator.SelectFirstRow();
                    }
                }
                protected override void LastButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                {
                    Form f = this.ElementTree.Control.FindForm();
                    if (f != null)
                    {
                        RadGridView grid = f.Controls[0] as RadGridView;
                        grid.GridNavigator.SelectLastRow();
                    }
                }
                protected override void PreviousButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                {
                    Form f = this.ElementTree.Control.FindForm();
                    if (f != null)
                    {
                        RadGridView grid = f.Controls[0] as RadGridView;
                        grid.GridNavigator.SelectPreviousRow(1);
                    }
                }

                protected override void NextButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
                {
                    Form f = this.ElementTree.Control.FindForm();
                    if (f != null)
                    {
                        RadGridView grid = f.Controls[0] as RadGridView;
                        grid.GridNavigator.SelectNextRow(1);
                    }
                }
            }
        }

        private void Grid_FilterExpressionChanged(object sender, FilterExpressionChangedEventArgs e)
        {
            this.productsBindingSource.Filter = e.FilterExpression;
        }               


        Private Sub RadForm1_Load(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles MyBase.Load 
        Me.ProductsTableAdapter.Fill(Me.NwindDataSet.Products)

        Me.RadGridView1.DataSource = Me.ProductsBindingSource
        Me.RadGridView1.BestFitColumns()
        Me.RadGridView1.EnableFiltering = True

        Me.RadBindingNavigator1.BindingSource = Me.ProductsBindingSource

        AddHandler Me.RadGridView1.FilterExpressionChanged, AddressOf Grid_FilterExpressionChanged
    End Sub

    Public Class CustomBindingNavigator
        Inherits RadBindingNavigator

        Protected Overrides Function CreateNavigatorElement() As RadBindingNavigatorElement
            Return New CustomBindingNavigatorElement()
        End Function

        Public Class CustomBindingNavigatorElement
            Inherits RadBindingNavigatorElement
            Protected Overrides Sub FirstButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
                Dim f As Form = Me.ElementTree.Control.FindForm()
                If f IsNot Nothing Then
                    Dim grid As RadGridView = TryCast(f.Controls(0), RadGridView)
                    grid.GridNavigator.SelectFirstRow()
                End If
            End Sub
            Protected Overrides Sub LastButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
                Dim f As Form = Me.ElementTree.Control.FindForm()
                If f IsNot Nothing Then
                    Dim grid As RadGridView = TryCast(f.Controls(0), RadGridView)
                    grid.GridNavigator.SelectLastRow()
                End If

            End Sub
            Protected Overrides Sub PreviousButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
                Dim f As Form = Me.ElementTree.Control.FindForm()
                If f IsNot Nothing Then
                    Dim grid As RadGridView = TryCast(f.Controls(0), RadGridView)
                    grid.GridNavigator.SelectPreviousRow(1)
                End If
            End Sub

            Protected Overrides Sub NextButton_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs)
                Dim f As Form = Me.ElementTree.Control.FindForm()
                If f IsNot Nothing Then
                    Dim grid As RadGridView = TryCast(f.Controls(0), RadGridView)
                    grid.GridNavigator.SelectNextRow(1)
                End If
            End Sub
        End Class
    End Class

    Private Sub Grid_FilterExpressionChanged(sender As Object, e As FilterExpressionChangedEventArgs)
        Me.ProductsBindingSource.Filter = e.FilterExpression
    End Sub   

In this article
Not finding the help you need? Improve this article