Last Updated: 20 Sep 2023 06:45 by ADMIN
Created on: 01 May 2019 14:51
Category: Grid
Type: Feature Request
Requesting a way to sort the column menu separately from the table columns


I would like to request a way to have the selected/unselected column menu sorted separately from the table's columns.

Here is our table which demonstrates the current behavior.

When first rendered on the page:

After re-arranging the columns:

However, it'd be nice to have the column menu sorted separately from the table's columns. Thank you.

Martin Bechev
Posted on: 20 Sep 2023 06:45

Hi Federico,

We are still tracking the demand for this feature request.

Meanwhile, I could suggest creating a custom column chooser list and reorder the respective column manually. Here is an example of such implementation, where the Grid columns are generated dynamically, but the logic is similar when using static columns:


The example uses the Kendo Angular Popup to render a custom list of checkboxes and dynamically change the visibility of each column, on a button click. This approach can be further extended based on the project requirements.

We understand that this is just a workaround, and it is a temporary solution, but it could be taken into consideration until the built-in feature is released.

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Posted on: 13 Sep 2023 08:16
Any news about this feature? 
Posted on: 19 Apr 2023 16:19
The whole use case for a column chooser is for when there a large number of columns.  With any long list you would always sort alphabetically - that's basic UI/UX and should of been in the original implementation of this feature.   

This just reflects the state of the Kendo/Telerik components these days.  They used to be good but now they lack the features of other libraries and, in this case, lack even common sense.
Dimiter Topalov
Posted on: 18 May 2022 07:10

Hello Chris,

The discussed feature is still not a part of our future plans, but I can assure you that we are constantly monitoring the Feedback portal and reevaluate all requests based on the customer demand. We will continue monitoring this request, and will update our roadmap accordingly if and when the feature gets planned for research and development.

Dimiter Topalov
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Posted on: 11 May 2022 16:22

Is there any update to this feature?

We have the same issue in our software... some grids have many columns (40+) and it is a major pain point to scroll up and down through the columnchooser to find the desired column name.

The column chooser should have a basic option that allows for an alphabetical ordering of the names, which are not affected by column movement, instead of the default name by column position (which adds significant confusion for users).

Posted on: 11 Nov 2020 14:43
on long lists... the ability to sort columns alphabetically is really important - the user experience is poor when they have to scan through long lists (that constantly shift when a column is moved or hidden the made visible again) to find a couple items they want to reappear.
Dimiter Topalov
Posted on: 08 May 2019 07:46
Hello Michael,

Thank you for submitting this feature request. We will track the customer demand for this enhancement here, and will prioritize accordingly based on the interest and the estimated business value.

Dimiter Topalov
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