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RadGridView Deferred Search on Tab key


Product Version Product Author
2019.2.618 RadGridView for WinForms Desislava Yordanova


GridViewSearchRowInfo offers the DeferredSearch property which indicates whether the grid control will wait until the Enter key is pressed before a new search operation is started. Its default value is false.

However, if it is enabled, you may prefer to use the Tab key to trigger the search functionality.


Handle the ViewCellFormatting event where you have access to the GridSearchCellElement . Then, subscribe to the GridSearchCellElement.SearchTextBox.KeyUp event and detect when the Tab key is pressed and call the TableSearchRow.Search method with the entered text:

Search on Tab

         public RadForm1()

            this.radGridView1.ViewCellFormatting += radGridView1_ViewCellFormatting;
            this.radGridView1.AllowSearchRow = true;
            this.radGridView1.MasterView.TableSearchRow.DeferredSearch = true;

        private void radGridView1_ViewCellFormatting(object sender, CellFormattingEventArgs e)
            GridSearchCellElement searchCell = e.CellElement as GridSearchCellElement;
            if (searchCell != null)
                searchCell.SearchTextBox.KeyUp -= SearchTextBox_KeyUp;
                searchCell.SearchTextBox.KeyUp += SearchTextBox_KeyUp;

        private void SearchTextBox_KeyUp(object sender, KeyEventArgs e)
            GridSearchCellTextBoxElement searchBox = sender as GridSearchCellTextBoxElement;
            if (e.KeyData == Keys.Tab && this.radGridView1.MasterView.TableSearchRow.DeferredSearch)

    Sub New()

        AddHandler Me.RadGridView1.ViewCellFormatting, AddressOf RadGridView1_ViewCellFormatting
        Me.RadGridView1.AllowSearchRow = True
        Me.RadGridView1.MasterView.TableSearchRow.DeferredSearch = True
    End Sub

    Private Sub RadGridView1_ViewCellFormatting(sender As Object, e As CellFormattingEventArgs)
        Dim searchCell As GridSearchCellElement = TryCast(e.CellElement, GridSearchCellElement)
        If searchCell IsNot Nothing Then
            RemoveHandler searchCell.SearchTextBox.KeyUp, AddressOf SearchTextBox_KeyUp
            AddHandler searchCell.SearchTextBox.KeyUp, AddressOf SearchTextBox_KeyUp
        End If
    End Sub

    Private Sub SearchTextBox_KeyUp(sender As Object, e As KeyEventArgs)
        Dim searchBox As GridSearchCellTextBoxElement = TryCast(sender, GridSearchCellTextBoxElement)
        If e.KeyData = Keys.Tab AndAlso Me.RadGridView1.MasterView.TableSearchRow.DeferredSearch Then
        End If
    End Sub   

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