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Filter Control

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The filter control allows end-users to build complex filter criteria with an unlimited number of filter conditions, combined by logical operators.

This topic contains the following sections:


How to Invoke the Filter Control

The filter control can be invoked by clicking the filter image or filter expression displayed in the filter bar. To show the filter bar, set the TreeListSettings.ShowFilterBar property to one of the following values.

  • Hidden - The filter bar is always hidden.
  • Visible - The filter bar is always visible.
  • Auto - The filter bar is shown when grid data is filtered (for example, by the filter row or header filter).


You can control the filter control’s visibility programmatically using the following methods:

Action Client-side methods Server-side methods
Show ASPxClientTreeList.ShowFilterControl ASPxTreeList.ShowFilterControl
Hide ASPxClientTreeList.CloseFilterControl ASPxTreeList.HideFilterControl

How to Specify the Filter Control Elements Visibility

Tab Visibility

End-users can create filter criteria using the Visual tab or by typing the criteria as text (Text tab). The Text tab is disabled by default. Set the ASPxGridFilterControlSettings.ViewMode property to VisualAndText to enable both the Text and Visual tabs. A tab’s content is automatically synchronized.


Group Operator Visibility

Specify the group operators’ visibility in the drop-down menu using the ASPxGridFilterControlSettings.GroupOperationsVisibility property.


Operand Type Button Visibility

The operand type button allows end-users to switch a filter condition between two modes: comparing a field’s value to a value; or comparing a field’s value to another field’s value. Use the ASPxGridFilterControlSettings.ShowOperandTypeButton property to show this button visible.


Visibility of Filter Operators

The filter control drop-down window displays different comparison operators based on the column data type. The table below lists comparison operator’s visibility for different column types.

Filter Comparison Operator String Column[1] ComboBox Column Binary Image Column Date Column Other Type Column (Numbers, etc.)
Equals yes yes (default value) no yes (default value) yes
Does not equal yes yes no yes yes
Is greater than yes no no yes yes (default value)
Is greater than or equal to yes no no yes yes
Is less than yes no no yes yes
Is less than or equal to yes no no yes yes
Is between yes no no yes yes
Is not between yes no no yes yes
Contains yes no no no no
Does not contain yes no no no no
Begins with yes (default value) no no no no
Ends with yes no no no no
Is like yes no no no no
Is not like yes no no no no
Is blank yes yes no yes yes
Is not blank yes yes yes (default value) yes yes
Is any of yes yes yes yes yes
Is none of yes yes no yes yes
Date operators[2] no no no yes no


Online Demos

  1. A string column is a column containing string values or a column whose TreeListDataColumn.FilterMode property is set to DisplayText.

  2. For date columns, the filter control displays an additional list of date operators.

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