Last Updated: 01 Mar 2022 15:33 by ADMIN
Release R1 2022 SP1
Created on: 16 Dec 2015 15:41
Category: Grid
Type: Feature Request
radgrid sort column header visual indicator for unsorted
It would be useful for the header cell for Sort-able columns to display an indication that the column can be sorted.  This is useful to users when not all columns are sort-able, so they know which header cells will trigger resorting.

Elsewhere in our application, we use a double headed arrow icon to indicate use can click on header to resort on the column; the app displays the up or down arrow indicating when sort order is active.

Suggest adding a third Sort-Image-URL attribute to specify an image to use when column is not sorted ascending or descending.

At present, best I can do declaratively (w/o custom coding) is the set one of the HeaderStyle-Font properties (for example the HeaderStyle-Font-Underline) to provide a visual indication that column is sort-able.
Peter Milchev
Posted on: 09 Jun 2020 13:04

Hello David,

Thank you for your feedback, your reasoning is a valid one.

Indeed, along with the surveys, interviews, and trends, the feedback portal has a major role in the project planning on the improvements for a given release. The most voted features have higher priority and are implemented sooner based also on the impact on the clients. 

To be honest, 17 votes are not a small number of votes and this will definitely come on the PMs radar and be planned in some of the upcoming releases.

The thing is, as you partially guessed, that some clients see the Feature request and the workaround or submit a ticket for that and do not vote for it. The number of votes at the time of changing the status was 5, all the other votes we added manually on behalf of clients asking for this functionality in forums and support threads in the recent 8-10 years.

The good thing about this feature request is that in the meantime, there are a number of publicly available workarounds.

Peter Milchev
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Posted on: 02 Jun 2020 14:11

This item was changed to 'Unplanned' today.

I understand from the business perspective that Telerik needs to focus on new feature requests that have the most user traction, and that they have chosen to use this feedback portal as a way to filter down the requests to get the most value from their programmer time.

I feel that approach fails in part due to the assumption that the customers are going to take their time to review and upvote features...

 Which leads to requests like this one.. a minor ask that has a major impact on the usability of the RadGrid Control. Every course on developing a UI takes the students to task over invisible options like not having a 'sortable' indicator... and yet here Telerik choses to force their customers to use a decade old work-around {if they find it} because only 17 users voted for this feature.

Posted on: 02 Nov 2017 15:09
There is a code-based workaround posted back in 2011:

Earlier this year, Rich Reuter posted a nice 'no-sort' icon:

And this feedback item is still listed as New?

I support adding a 'SortNoSortImageUrl' attribute to specify an image to use when a column is sortable but not currently sorted.