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Support for Autofilter using different DataSources

Jun 10, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Hi Bhushan Poojary,

First of all: thanks for sharing so good project with community. It's a very cool project.

Second, yesterday I included your control in one project in which I want to bind a Xml source to my extended datagrid. It works fine, but when I added the autofilter option with true value for one of the columns, when i tried it, it does not work.

I read a little your code and I see that you are restricting the datasource to DataView, for example in AutoFilterHelper.GetDistinctValues (itemSource as DataView). 

I tried to add support for my xml doing some fast changes:


                //check for XmlNodeList
                if (itemSource is System.Collections.ICollection)
                    System.Collections.ICollection nodeList = itemSource as System.Collections.ICollection;

                        foreach (XmlNode xn in nodeList.AsQueryable())
                            String value = xn.SelectSingleNode(columnName).InnerText;                            
                            if (ditictValues.Count(c => c.Name.Equals(value) && c.IsSelectAll != "(Select All)") == 0)
                                //value = AddEscapeSequece(value);
                                ditictValues.Add(new CheckedListItem { Name = value, IsChecked = false });
                        if (ditictValues.Count(c => c.IsChecked) == ditictValues.Count - 1)
                            ditictValues[0].IsChecked = true;
                        CurrentDistictValues = ditictValues;
                    catch (InvalidCastException ex)




The problem is that there are many other pieces of your code that doesn' have into account this (ie: when you check or uncheck the filters) and it continue failing, so I had2 options: rewrite all, or asking you for help, because you know this much better... You're the father :)


Thanks in advance.



Jun 10, 2012 at 1:46 PM
Edited Oct 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Hi Jaun


I am leaving on vacation will be back on 19th June . I will try to make filter functionality accept interfaces too . I know filter functionality needs look .

By 25 th you will get more good features and new filter functionality (I will try to make it generic but it might work slow with other collections classes).

Above link is beta version of my full version.


Jun 10, 2012 at 1:48 PM
Edited Oct 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Hi Jaun


If you better ideas to make ICollection filtering faster do let me know. I will push it in my code. I will be back on 19th June.

And let me know where I can improve the grid?

Jun 10, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Thanks a lot for your really fast answer. 

If you're now on holidays, enjoy that! We can continue talking about this later :)

I forgot telling you the way I bind my data to the datagrid. It's like the next:

/**  SOURCE: AuthoFilterPlacerControl.xaml.cs**/       

 public void setXmlSource(){
            String xmlPath = @"c:\extendedgrid\test\xml\cdcatalog.xml";
            String xml = File.ReadAllText(xmlPath);
            System.Xml.XmlDocument doc = new System.Xml.XmlDocument();
            XmlDataProvider xmlProvider = new XmlDataProvider();
            xmlProvider.XPath = "/CATALOG/CD";
            xmlProvider.Document = doc;           
            this.grid.DataContext = xmlProvider;

 public AutoFilterPlacerControl()
            //DataContext = this;

I hope news when you can,

Thanks again!

Jun 24, 2012 at 5:07 PM
Edited Oct 14, 2012 at 6:53 PM



I am back from vacation I will start working on new AutoFilter soon. Will revert when I am done. But will post complete solution in first.