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How to Add Context Menu to RadGridView FilteringControl

Environment

Product RadGridView for WPF

Description

How to display a context menu for elements inside the FilteringControl of the RadGridView.

Solution

Create a class that inherits from FilteringControl and handle the PreviewMouseRightButtonDown event. Inside the event handler, add the logic for displaying the context menu.

Example 1: Creating a custom FilteringControl

public class ExtendedFilteringControl : FilteringControl 
{ 
    public RadContextMenu contextMenu; 
 
    public ExtendedFilteringControl(Telerik.Windows.Controls.GridViewColumn column) 
    : base(column) 
    { 
        DefaultStyleKey = typeof(ExtendedFilteringControl); 
        this.Loaded += FilteringControlEx_Loaded; 
    } 
 
    private void FilteringControlEx_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) 
    { 
        contextMenu = new RadContextMenu(); 
        contextMenu.Items.Add(new RadMenuItem() { Header = "Copy", Command = ApplicationCommands.Copy }); 
        this.PreviewMouseRightButtonDown += ExtendedFilteringControl_PreviewMouseRightButtonDown; 
    } 
 
    private void ExtendedFilteringControl_PreviewMouseRightButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e) 
    { 
        var placementTarget = e.OriginalSource as FrameworkElement; 
 
        if (placementTarget.ParentOfType<TextBox>() != null) 
        { 
            contextMenu.PlacementTarget = placementTarget; 
            contextMenu.Placement = System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.PlacementMode.MousePoint; 
            contextMenu.IsOpen = true; 
        } 
    } 
} 
Public Class ExtendedFilteringControl 
    Inherits FilteringControl 
 
    Public contextMenu As RadContextMenu 
 
    Public Sub New(ByVal column As Telerik.Windows.Controls.GridViewColumn) 
        MyBase.New(column) 
        DefaultStyleKey = GetType(ExtendedFilteringControl) 
        AddHandler Me.Loaded, AddressOf FilteringControlEx_Loaded 
    End Sub 
 
    Private Sub FilteringControlEx_Loaded(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As RoutedEventArgs) 
        contextMenu = New RadContextMenu() 
        contextMenu.Items.Add(New RadMenuItem() With { 
            .Header = "Copy", 
            .Command = ApplicationCommands.Copy 
        }) 
        AddHandler Me.PreviewMouseRightButtonDown, AddressOf ExtendedFilteringControl_PreviewMouseRightButtonDown 
    End Sub 
 
    Private Sub ExtendedFilteringControl_PreviewMouseRightButtonDown(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As MouseButtonEventArgs) 
        Dim placementTarget = TryCast(e.OriginalSource, FrameworkElement) 
 
        If placementTarget.ParentOfType(Of TextBox)() IsNot Nothing Then 
            contextMenu.PlacementTarget = placementTarget 
            contextMenu.Placement = System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.PlacementMode.MousePoint 
            contextMenu.IsOpen = True 
        End If 
    End Sub 
End Class 

Then you have to set the FilteringControl property of the columns which will utilize the custom control.

Example 2: Setting the FilteringControl of the columns

public partial class MainWindow : Window 
{ 
    public MainWindow() 
    { 
        InitializeComponent(); 
 
        this.AddCustomFilteringControls(); 
    } 
 
    private void AddCustomFilteringControls() 
    { 
        foreach (var column in this.gridView.Columns) 
        { 
            column.FilteringControl = new ExtendedFilteringControl(column); 
        } 
    } 
} 
Partial Public Class MainWindow 
Inherits Window 
 
    Public Sub New() 
        InitializeComponent() 
 
        Me.AddCustomFilteringControls() 
    End Sub 
 
    Private Sub AddCustomFilteringControls() 
        For Each column In Me.gridView.Columns 
            column.FilteringControl = New ExtendedFilteringControl(column) 
        Next column 
    End Sub 
End Class 

The examples use the RadGridView setup from its Getting Started article.

If you are using the NoXaml dlls, you should base the style for the custom FilteringControl on the default one for the theme.

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