The reason for declining the item is that a possible fix for this behavior would practically interfere with the virtualization mechanism of the control. Shortly said, when the columns have their width initially set, RadGridView is aware of the column with the biggest size and performs its calculations based on it. When their size is changed on loading, the control cannot be aware of the size of a column that is not present in the viewport thus, the reported issue is observed. In order this behavior to be modified so, the engine needs to measure an element that is not yet loaded. We cannot commit ourselves to implementing this, as this would affect the virtualization of RadGridView. A possible workaround would be to avoid setting the Width of the columns initially in XAML.