Create a Custom TimeSpanPickerColumn

Environment

Product RadGridView for WPF

Description

How to implement a GridViewDataColumn, which can display, edit and filter a property of type TimeSpan.

Solution

To achieve this we will inherit GridViewDataColumn, override the CreateCellEditElement and CreateFieldFilterEditor methods and use a RadTimeSpanPicker in order to manipulate the TimeSpan values.

Example 1: Sample model and viewmodel

public class Player : ViewModelBase 
{ 
    private string name; 
    private int number; 
    private TimeSpan timePlayed; 
 
    public Player(string name, int number, TimeSpan timeSpan) : base() 
    { 
        this.name = name; 
        this.number = number; 
        this.timePlayed = timeSpan; 
    } 
 
    public string Name 
    { 
        get { return this.name; } 
        set 
        { 
            if (value != this.name) 
            { 
                this.name = value; 
                this.OnPropertyChanged("Name"); 
            } 
        } 
    } 
 
    public int Number 
    { 
        get { return this.number; } 
        set 
        { 
            if (value != this.number) 
            { 
                this.number = value; 
                this.OnPropertyChanged("Number"); 
            } 
        } 
    } 
 
    public TimeSpan TimePlayed 
    { 
        get 
        { 
            return this.timePlayed; 
        } 
        set 
        { 
            if (this.timePlayed != value) 
            { 
                this.timePlayed = value; 
                this.OnPropertyChanged("TimePlayed"); 
            } 
        } 
    } 
 
    public static ObservableCollection<Player> GetPlayers() 
    { 
        ObservableCollection<Player> players = new ObservableCollection<Player>(); 
        Player player; 
 
        player = new Player("Player 1",  1, new TimeSpan(5, 2, 4)); 
        players.Add(player); 
 
        player = new Player("Player 2", 2, new TimeSpan(3, 1, 2)); 
        players.Add(player); 
 
        player = new Player("Player 3", 3, new TimeSpan(7, 6, 3)); 
        players.Add(player); 
 
        player = new Player("Player 4", 4, new TimeSpan(1, 5, 8)); 
        players.Add(player); 
 
        return players; 
    } 
} 
 
public class MyViewModel : ViewModelBase 
{ 
    private ObservableCollection<Player> players; 
 
    public ObservableCollection<Player> Players 
    { 
        get 
        { 
            if (this.players == null) 
            { 
                this.players = Player.GetPlayers(); 
            } 
 
            return this.players; 
        } 
    } 
} 
Example 2 demonstrates how we can utilize the CreateCellEditElement and CreateFieldFilterEditor methods of the GridViewDataColumn. This allows us to return a new instance of a RadTimeSpanPicker and bind its Value property accordingly.

Example 2: Custom TimeSpanPickerColumn

public class TimeSpanPickerColumn : GridViewDataColumn 
{ 
    public override FrameworkElement CreateCellEditElement(GridViewCell cell, object dataItem) 
    { 
        var timeSpanPicker = new RadTimeSpanPicker(); 
        timeSpanPicker.TimeSpanComponents.Add(new HourTimeSpanComponent() { Step = 1 }); 
        timeSpanPicker.TimeSpanComponents.Add(new MinuteTimeSpanComponent() { Step = 1 }); 
        timeSpanPicker.TimeSpanComponents.Add(new SecondTimeSpanComponent() { Step = 1 }); 
 
        var valueBinding = new Binding(this.DataMemberBinding.Path.Path) 
        { 
            Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay, 
        }; 
        timeSpanPicker.SetBinding(RadTimeSpanPicker.ValueProperty, valueBinding); 
 
        return timeSpanPicker; 
    } 
 
    public override FrameworkElement CreateFieldFilterEditor() 
    { 
        var timeSpanPicker = new RadTimeSpanPicker(); 
 
        timeSpanPicker.TimeSpanComponents.Add(new HourTimeSpanComponent() { Step = 1 }); 
        timeSpanPicker.TimeSpanComponents.Add(new MinuteTimeSpanComponent() { Step = 1 }); 
        timeSpanPicker.TimeSpanComponents.Add(new SecondTimeSpanComponent() { Step = 1 }); 
 
        Binding selectedValueBinding = new Binding("Value") 
        { 
            Mode = BindingMode.TwoWay, 
            FallbackValue = null, 
            Converter = new TimeSpanFilterEditorConverter(), 
        }; 
        timeSpanPicker.SetBinding(RadTimeSpanPicker.ValueProperty, selectedValueBinding); 
 
        return timeSpanPicker; 
    } 
 
    private class TimeSpanFilterEditorConverter : IValueConverter 
    { 
        public object Convert(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) 
        { 
            if (Object.Equals(value, Telerik.Windows.Data.FilterDescriptor.UnsetValue)) 
            { 
                // When the filter is turned off this is what your editor will get.  
                return null; 
            } 
 
            return value; 
        } 
 
        public object ConvertBack(object value, Type targetType, object parameter, System.Globalization.CultureInfo culture) 
        { 
            if (value == null) 
            { 
                // When your editor wants to turn off the filter this is what it should return.  
                return FilterDescriptor.UnsetValue; 
            } 
 
            return value; 
        } 
    } 
} 

Example 3: Using the custom TimeSpanPickerColumn

<Grid> 
    <Grid.DataContext> 
        <my:MyViewModel /> 
    </Grid.DataContext> 
 
    <telerik:RadGridView ItemsSource="{Binding Players}"  
                         AutoGenerateColumns="False"> 
        <telerik:RadGridView.Columns> 
            <telerik:GridViewDataColumn DataMemberBinding="{Binding Name}"/> 
            <telerik:GridViewDataColumn DataMemberBinding="{Binding Number}"/> 
            <my:TimeSpanPickerColumn DataMemberBinding="{Binding TimePlayed}" /> 
        </telerik:RadGridView.Columns> 
    </telerik:RadGridView> 
</Grid> 

The "my" namespace refers to the namespace where the "TimeSpanPickerColumn" and "MyViewModel" classes are defined.

Figure 1: Editing TimeSpanPickerColumn in the Fluent theme

Editing TimeSpanPickerColumn in the Fluent theme

Figure 2: Filtering TimeSpanPickerColumn in the Fluent theme

Filtering TimeSpanPickerColumn in the Fluent theme

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