Unplanned
Last Updated: 16 May 2019 05:56 by ADMIN
Shawn
Created on: 21 Jan 2019 21:28
Category: GridView
Type: Feature Request
0
Property Attributes support for RadGridView DataBinding

I have the following logic for my View, which has a RadGridView control (add to form at design-time).

GUI is a lightweight view, Controller does the heavy lifting. That part is all good.

 

However setting the column name and column autosize stuff is a little more "over-complicated" than I'd wish to see. It all works though.

Would be nice to have a "GridViewTextBoxColumnAttribute" as per below, for properties on Custom datasource objects to achieve the same thing in a more concise way.

Or am I missing something and there is a much easier way to do what I want?

 

I have a number of datasource classes: MyObject, MyCar, MyDog, MyWhatever... that ALL have different property names and datatypes, but may or may-not have the same column name or MasterTemplate style.

 

Also BestFitColumns is a function of the MasterTemplate, would be nice if it were a property for consistency sake (call to internal function encapsulated in the Set etc), as from a Telerik user's perspective it's just an enum. Then it would be setable in the SmartTag window as well, as functions can't be assigned to.

 

  public partial class RadForm1 : Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadForm, IView
    {
        public RadForm1)
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void RadForm1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            var x = new Controller();
            x.SetTemplate(this);           
        }

        public Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadGridView RadGridView()
        {
            return this.radGridView1;
        }
    }

    public class Controller
    {
        public void SetTemplate(IView view)
        {
            var View_RadGrid = view.RadGridView();
            View_RadGrid.MasterTemplate.AutoGenerateColumns = false;
            View_RadGrid.MasterTemplate.AutoGenerateHierarchy = false;
            View_RadGrid.MasterTemplate.AllowColumnResize = false;
            View_RadGrid.MasterTemplate.BestFitColumns(Telerik.WinControls.UI.BestFitColumnMode.AllCells);

            var cols = new List<Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewDataColumn>()
            {
                new Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewTextBoxColumn("DisplayName1"),
                new Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewTextBoxColumn("DisplayName2")
            };
            View_RadGrid.MasterTemplate.Columns.AddRange(cols.ToArray());

            View_RadGrid.DataSource = new List<MyObject>() 
            { 
                new MyObject() { DisplayName1 = "1", DisplayName2 = "2" }, 
                new MyObject() { DisplayName1 = "3", DisplayName2 = "4" } 
            };
        }

        private class MyObject
        {
            [GridViewTextBoxColumnAttribute("DisplayName1", BestFitColumn = Telerik.WinControls.UI.BestFitColumnMode.AllCells, AllowColumnResize = false)]
            public string DisplayName1 { get; set; }

            [GridViewTextBoxColumnAttribute("DisplayName2", BestFitColumn = Telerik.WinControls.UI.BestFitColumnMode.AllCells, AllowColumnResize = false)]
            public string DisplayName2 { get; set; }
        }
    }

    public interface IView
    {
        Telerik.WinControls.UI.RadGridView RadGridView();
    }

    [System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Property)]
    public class GridViewTextBoxColumnAttribute : System.Attribute
    {
        private string FieldName;
        public Telerik.WinControls.UI.BestFitColumnMode BestFitColumn;
        public bool AllowColumnResize;

        public GridViewTextBoxColumnAttribute(string fieldName)
        {
            this.FieldName = fieldName;
        }
    }

2 comments
ADMIN
Dimitar
Posted on: 22 Jan 2019 12:15
Hi Shawn,

This is indeed useful. I have updated your Telerik Points.
 
Regards,
Dimitar
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Shawn
Posted on: 21 Jan 2019 21:59

Instead of this:

 var cols = new List<Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewDataColumn>()
            {
                new Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewTextBoxColumn("DisplayName1"),
                new Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewTextBoxColumn("DisplayName2")
            };
View_RadGrid.MasterTemplate.Columns.AddRange(cols.ToArray());

 

It becomes this:

[GridViewTextBoxColumnAttribute("DisplayNameA")]

[GridViewTextBoxColumnAttribute("DisplayNameB")]