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Create Custom Expression in Code


Product Version Product Author
2022.2.622 RadGridView for WinForms Dinko Krastev


This example demonstrates how we can create custom function programmatically. In the following example, we will demonstrate how to calculate the sum of all inventory per product by multiplying the Price and Quantity columns.

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public partial class RadForm2 : Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadForm
    public RadForm2()
        DataTable dt = new DataTable();
        dt.Columns.Add("Id", typeof(int));
        dt.Columns.Add("Title", typeof(string));
        //comment adding of the "Price" column in order to test the custom function
        dt.Columns.Add("Price", typeof(decimal));
        dt.Columns.Add("Quantity", typeof(int));

        for (int i = 0; i < 10; i++)
            dt.Rows.Add(i, "product" + i, i * 1.25, i);

        this.radGridView1.DataSource = dt;
        GridViewDecimalColumn col = new GridViewDecimalColumn("Calculated Column");
        radGridView1.Columns["Calculated Column"].Expression = "CustomFunction(Id)";
        Telerik.Data.Expressions.ExpressionContext.Context = new CustomExpressionContext(radGridView1);
public class CustomExpressionContext : Telerik.Data.Expressions.ExpressionContext
    private RadGridView grid;

    public CustomExpressionContext(RadGridView grid)
        this.grid = grid;

    public double CustomFunction(int id)
        GridViewRowInfo currentRow = FindCurrentRowById(id);
        if (currentRow != null)
            int quantity = 0;
            decimal price = 0;
            if (grid.Columns.Contains("Price") && currentRow.Cells["Price"].Value != null)
                decimal.TryParse(currentRow.Cells["Price"].Value.ToString(), out price);
            if (grid.Columns.Contains("Quantity") && currentRow.Cells["Quantity"].Value != null)
                    out quantity);
            return (double)(quantity * price);
        return 0;

    private GridViewRowInfo FindCurrentRowById(int id)
        foreach (GridViewRowInfo row in grid.Rows)
            if ((int)row.Cells["Id"].Value == id)
                return row;
        return null;

Public Partial Class RadForm2
    Inherits Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadForm

    Public Sub New()
        Dim dt As DataTable = New DataTable()
        dt.Columns.Add("Id", GetType(Integer))
        dt.Columns.Add("Title", GetType(String))
        dt.Columns.Add("Price", GetType(Decimal))
        dt.Columns.Add("Quantity", GetType(Integer))

        For i As Integer = 0 To 10 - 1
            dt.Rows.Add(i, "product" & i, i * 1.25, i)

        Me.radGridView1.DataSource = dt
        Dim col As GridViewDecimalColumn = New GridViewDecimalColumn("Calculated Column")
        radGridView1.Columns("Calculated Column").Expression = "CustomFunction(Id)"
        Telerik.Data.Expressions.ExpressionContext.Context = New CustomExpressionContext(radGridView1)
    End Sub
End Class

Public Class CustomExpressionContext
    Inherits Telerik.Data.Expressions.ExpressionContext

    Private grid As RadGridView

    Public Sub New(ByVal grid As RadGridView)
        Me.grid = grid
    End Sub

    Public Function CustomFunction(ByVal id As Integer) As Double
        Dim currentRow As GridViewRowInfo = FindCurrentRowById(id)

        If currentRow IsNot Nothing Then
            Dim quantity As Integer = 0
            Dim price As Decimal = 0

            If grid.Columns.Contains("Price") AndAlso currentRow.Cells("Price").Value IsNot Nothing Then
                Decimal.TryParse(currentRow.Cells("Price").Value.ToString(), price)
            End If

            If grid.Columns.Contains("Quantity") AndAlso currentRow.Cells("Quantity").Value IsNot Nothing Then
                Integer.TryParse(currentRow.Cells("Quantity").Value.ToString(), quantity)
            End If

            Return CDbl((quantity * price))
        End If

        Return 0
    End Function

    Private Function FindCurrentRowById(ByVal id As Integer) As GridViewRowInfo
        For Each row As GridViewRowInfo In grid.Rows

            If CInt(row.Cells("Id").Value) = id Then
                Return row
            End If

        Return Nothing
    End Function
End Class    

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