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Change Style of Filtered Column Headers

Environment

Product Version 2021.2.511
Product RadGridView for WPF

Description

How to highlight the header cells of a filtered column.

Solution

To style the header cells of a column after it has been filtered, you can handle the CollectionChanged event of RadGridView's FilterDescriptors collection.

Example 1: Subscribe to the CollectionChanged event

this.GridView.FilterDescriptors.CollectionChanged += OnFilterDescriptorsCollectionChanged; 
In the event handler, you can set the HeaderCellStyle property of the column which was affected by the filtering and remove the style once the filter is cleared.

Example 2: Handle the CollectionChanged event

private void OnFilterDescriptorsCollectionChanged(object sender, NotifyCollectionChangedEventArgs e) 
{ 
    switch (e.Action) 
    { 
        case System.Collections.Specialized.NotifyCollectionChangedAction.Add: 
            if (e.NewItems.Count == 1) 
            { 
                var columnFilterDescriptor = e.NewItems[0] as IColumnFilterDescriptor; 
                if (columnFilterDescriptor != null) 
                { 
                    var column = columnFilterDescriptor.Column; 
                    column.HeaderCellStyle = App.Current.Resources["FilteredHeaderCellStyle"] as Style; 
                } 
            } 
            break; 
        case System.Collections.Specialized.NotifyCollectionChangedAction.Remove: 
            if (e.OldItems.Count == 1) 
            { 
                var columnFilterDescriptor = e.OldItems[0] as IColumnFilterDescriptor; 
                if (columnFilterDescriptor != null) 
                { 
                    var column = columnFilterDescriptor.Column; 
                    column.HeaderCellStyle = App.Current.Resources["FilteredHeaderCellStyle"] as Style; 
                } 
            } 
            break; 
    } 
} 
You can then define the FilteredHeaderCellStyle in the way you desire to highlight the header cells. Example 3 demonstrates how to set the Foreground of the affected header cell to Red.

Example 3: Define the style for the affected header cells in App.xaml

<Style x:Key="FilteredHeaderCellStyle" TargetType="telerik:GridViewHeaderCell"> 
    <Setter Property="Foreground" Value="Red"/> 
</Style> 

Figure 1: The highlighted header cell of the filtered column

The highlighted header cell of the filtered column

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