To reproduce: 1.Populate RadGridView with data and enable Excel-like filtering. 2.Click on a column filter icon and type in the Search textbox so more than two results appear. Then, click OK 2.The grid returns correct result. 3. Click on the previous column filter icon and navigate to Available Filters -> Contains 4. Evaluate the initial pop up dialog. Its conditions should be "Contains" and "Contains". Actually, it shows "Equals" and "Equals" according to the available filter. Workaround:By using the CreateCompositeFilterDialog event you can replace the default CompositeFilterForm with your custom one where you can load the selected filter operators.