TreeListColumn.SortIndex Property

Gets the index of the column in the sorting columns list.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraTreeList.Columns

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraTreeList.v20.1.dll

Declaration

[Browsable(false)]
[DefaultValue(-1)]
[XtraSerializableProperty]
public int SortIndex { get; set; }
<Browsable(False)>
<DefaultValue(-1)>
<XtraSerializableProperty>
Public Property SortIndex As Integer

Property Value

Type Default Description
Int32

-1

An integer value representing the zero-based index of the column within the sorting columns list.

Remarks

The Tree List control enables you to sort data by values. This can be done by setting the TreeListColumn.SortOrder property of columns to an appropriate enumeration value. End-users can do the same by clicking the desired column headers while holding the SHIFT key down.

The order of applying sorting to columns is significant. When applying sorting by a single column, each group of nodes that have the same parent is sorted. The column is added into the internal sorting columns list at the zero position. When sorting an additional column, only nodes that have the same value in the first column are rearranged, etc. Further columns are also added to the sorting columns list at appropriate positions. You can refer to the Sorting topic for details on the sorting algorithm implemented in the XtraTreeList.

The SortIndex property enables you to determine the position of the column in the sorting columns list. You can get the total number of columns involved in sorting using the TreeList.SortedColumnCount property.

Example

The following example creates a TreeList at runtime and shows how to perform basic customization tasks:

  • Bind the treelist to a data source
  • Specify the key fields that form a hierarchy
  • Access automatically created columns
  • Set a custom row height
  • Customize column captions (using HTML tags) and cell appearance settings
  • Create unbound columns and create Excel-style format conditions based on these column values
  • Assign an in-place editor (a spin editor) to columns
  • Sort data
  • Calculate total summaries
  • Filter nodes
  • Hide columns and calculate column "best" widths
  • Locate and expand nodes
  • Focus a specific cell
  • Specify DataAnnotation attributes at the data source level (the "p0" display format for the MarketShare field)

Treelist-create-at-runtime

using DevExpress.XtraEditors;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository;
using DevExpress.XtraTreeList;
using DevExpress.XtraTreeList.Columns;
using DevExpress.XtraTreeList.Nodes;
using DevExpress.XtraTreeList.StyleFormatConditions;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace TreeList_example {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            TreeList treeList1 = new TreeList();
            treeList1.Parent = this;
            treeList1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill; 
            //Specify the fields that arrange underlying data as a hierarchy.
            treeList1.KeyFieldName = "ID";
            treeList1.ParentFieldName = "RegionID";
            //Allow the treelist to create columns bound to the fields the KeyFieldName and ParentFieldName properties specify.
            treeList1.OptionsBehavior.PopulateServiceColumns = true;
            //Specify the data source.
            treeList1.DataSource = SalesDataGenerator.CreateData();
            //The treelist automatically creates columns for the public fields found in the data source. 
            //You do not need to call the TreeList.PopulateColumns method unless the treeList1.OptionsBehavior.AutoPopulateColumns option is disabled.

            //Change the row height.
            treeList1.RowHeight = 23;

            //Access the automatically created columns.
            TreeListColumn colRegion = treeList1.Columns["Region"];
            TreeListColumn colMarchSales = treeList1.Columns["MarchSales"];
            TreeListColumn colSeptemberSales = treeList1.Columns["SeptemberSales"];
            TreeListColumn colMarchSalesPrev = treeList1.Columns["MarchSalesPrev"];
            TreeListColumn colSeptemberSalesPrev = treeList1.Columns["SeptemberSalesPrev"];
            TreeListColumn colMarketShare = treeList1.Columns["MarketShare"];

            //Hide the key columns. An end-user can access them from the Customization Form.
            treeList1.Columns[treeList1.KeyFieldName].Visible = false;
            treeList1.Columns[treeList1.ParentFieldName].Visible = false;

            //Format column headers and cell values.
            colMarchSalesPrev.Caption = "<i>Previous <b>March</b> Sales</i>";
            colSeptemberSalesPrev.Caption = "<i>Previous <b>September</b> Sales</i>";
            treeList1.OptionsView.AllowHtmlDrawHeaders = true;
            colMarchSalesPrev.AppearanceCell.Font = new System.Drawing.Font(colMarchSalesPrev.AppearanceCell.Font, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Italic);
            colSeptemberSalesPrev.AppearanceCell.Font = new System.Drawing.Font(colSeptemberSalesPrev.AppearanceCell.Font, System.Drawing.FontStyle.Italic);

            //Create two hidden unbound columns that calculate their values from expressions.
            TreeListColumn colUnboundMarchChange = treeList1.Columns.AddField("FromPrevMarchChange");
            colUnboundMarchChange.Caption = "Change from prev March";
            colUnboundMarchChange.UnboundType = DevExpress.XtraTreeList.Data.UnboundColumnType.Decimal;
            colUnboundMarchChange.UnboundExpression = "[MarchSales]-[MarchSalesPrev]";
            TreeListColumn colUnboundSeptemberChange = treeList1.Columns.AddField("FromPrevSepChange");
            colUnboundSeptemberChange.Caption = "Change from prev September";
            colUnboundSeptemberChange.UnboundType = DevExpress.XtraTreeList.Data.UnboundColumnType.Decimal;
            colUnboundSeptemberChange.UnboundExpression = "[SeptemberSales]-[SeptemberSalesPrev]";
            colUnboundMarchChange.OptionsColumn.ShowInCustomizationForm = false;
            colUnboundSeptemberChange.OptionsColumn.ShowInCustomizationForm = false;

            //Make the Region column read-only.
            colRegion.OptionsColumn.ReadOnly = true;

            //Sort data against the Region column
            colRegion.SortIndex = 0;

            //Apply a filter.
            treeList1.ActiveFilterString = "[MarchSales] > 10000";

            //Calculate two total summaries against root nodes.
            colMarchSales.SummaryFooter = DevExpress.XtraTreeList.SummaryItemType.Sum;
            colMarchSales.SummaryFooterStrFormat = "Total={0:c0}";
            colMarchSales.AllNodesSummary = false;
            colSeptemberSales.SummaryFooter = DevExpress.XtraTreeList.SummaryItemType.Sum;
            colSeptemberSales.SummaryFooterStrFormat = "Total={0:c0}";
            colSeptemberSales.AllNodesSummary = false;
            treeList1.OptionsView.ShowSummaryFooter = true;

            //Use a 'SpinEdit' in-place editor for the *Sales columns.
            RepositoryItemSpinEdit riSpinEdit = new RepositoryItemSpinEdit();
            riSpinEdit.DisplayFormat.FormatType = DevExpress.Utils.FormatType.Numeric;
            riSpinEdit.DisplayFormat.FormatString = "c0";
            treeList1.RepositoryItems.Add(riSpinEdit);
            colMarchSales.ColumnEdit = riSpinEdit;
            colMarchSalesPrev.ColumnEdit = riSpinEdit;
            colSeptemberSales.ColumnEdit = riSpinEdit;
            colSeptemberSalesPrev.ColumnEdit = riSpinEdit;

            //Apply Excel-style formatting: display predefined 'Up Arrow' and 'Down Arrow' icons based on the unbound column values.
            TreeListFormatRule rule1 = new TreeListFormatRule();
            rule1.Rule = createThreeTrianglesIconSetRule();
            rule1.Column = colUnboundMarchChange;
            rule1.ColumnApplyTo = colMarchSales;
            TreeListFormatRule rule2 = new TreeListFormatRule();
            rule2.Rule = createThreeTrianglesIconSetRule();
            rule2.Column = colUnboundSeptemberChange;
            rule2.ColumnApplyTo = colSeptemberSales;
            treeList1.FormatRules.Add(rule1);
            treeList1.FormatRules.Add(rule2);

            //Do not stretch columns to the treelist width.
            treeList1.OptionsView.AutoWidth = false;

            //Locate a node by a value it contains.
            TreeListNode node1 = treeList1.FindNodeByFieldValue("Region", "North America");
            //Focus and expand this node.
            treeList1.FocusedNode = node1;
            node1.Expanded = true;

            //Locate a node by its key field value and expand it.
            TreeListNode node2 = treeList1.FindNodeByKeyID(32);//Node 'Asia'
            node2.Expand();

            //Calculate the optimal column widths after the treelist is shown.
            this.BeginInvoke(new MethodInvoker(delegate {
                treeList1.BestFitColumns();
            }));
        }

        FormatConditionRuleIconSet createThreeTrianglesIconSetRule() {
            FormatConditionRuleIconSet ruleIconSet = new FormatConditionRuleIconSet();
            FormatConditionIconSet iconSet = ruleIconSet.IconSet = new FormatConditionIconSet();
            FormatConditionIconSetIcon icon1 = new FormatConditionIconSetIcon();
            FormatConditionIconSetIcon icon2 = new FormatConditionIconSetIcon();
            FormatConditionIconSetIcon icon3 = new FormatConditionIconSetIcon();
            //Choose predefined icons. 
            icon1.PredefinedName = "Triangles3_3.png";
            icon2.PredefinedName = "Triangles3_2.png";
            icon3.PredefinedName = "Triangles3_1.png";
            //Specify the type of threshold values. 
            iconSet.ValueType = FormatConditionValueType.Number;
            //Define ranges to which icons are applied by setting threshold values. 
            icon1.Value = Decimal.MinValue;
            icon1.ValueComparison = FormatConditionComparisonType.GreaterOrEqual;
            icon2.Value = 0;
            icon2.ValueComparison = FormatConditionComparisonType.GreaterOrEqual;
            icon3.Value = 0;
            icon3.ValueComparison = FormatConditionComparisonType.Greater;
            //Add icons to the icon set. 
            iconSet.Icons.Add(icon1);
            iconSet.Icons.Add(icon2);
            iconSet.Icons.Add(icon3);
            return ruleIconSet;
        }
    }

    public class SalesData {
        static int UniqueID = 37;
        public SalesData() {
            ID = UniqueID++;
        }
        public SalesData(int id, int regionId, string region, decimal marchSales, decimal septemberSales, decimal marchSalesPrev, decimal septermberSalesPrev, double marketShare) {
            ID = id;
            RegionID = regionId;
            Region = region;
            MarchSales = marchSales;
            SeptemberSales = septemberSales;
            MarchSalesPrev = marchSalesPrev;
            SeptemberSalesPrev = septermberSalesPrev;
            MarketShare = marketShare;
        }
        public int ID { get; set; }
        public int RegionID { get; set; }
        public string Region { get; set; }
        public decimal MarchSales { get; set; }
        public decimal SeptemberSales { get; set; }
        public decimal MarchSalesPrev { get; set; }
        public decimal SeptemberSalesPrev { get; set; }

        [DisplayFormat(DataFormatString = "p0")]
        public double MarketShare { get; set; }
    }

    public class SalesDataGenerator {
        public static List<SalesData> CreateData() {
            List<SalesData> sales = new List<SalesData>();
            sales.Add(new SalesData(0, -1, "Western Europe", 30540, 33000, 32220, 35500, .70));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(1, 0, "Austria", 22000, 28000, 26120, 28500, .92));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(2, 0, "France", 23020, 27000, 20120, 29200, .51));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(3, 0, "Germany", 30540, 33000, 32220, 35500, .93));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(4, 0, "Spain", 12900, 10300, 14300, 9900, .82));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(5, 0, "Switzerland", 9323, 10730, 7244, 9400, .14));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(6, 0, "United Kingdom", 14580, 13967, 15200, 16900, .91));

            sales.Add(new SalesData(17, -1, "Eastern Europe", 22500, 24580, 21225, 22698, .62));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(18, 17, "Belarus", 7315, 18800, 8240, 17480, .34));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(19, 17, "Bulgaria", 6300, 2821, 5200, 10880, .8));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(20, 17, "Croatia", 4200, 3890, 3880, 4430, .29));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(21, 17, "Russia", 22500, 24580, 21225, 22698, .85));

            sales.Add(new SalesData(26, -1, "North America", 31400, 32800, 30300, 31940, .84));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(27, 26, "USA", 31400, 32800, 30300, 31940, .87));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(28, 26, "Canada", 25390, 27000, 5200, 29880, .64));

            sales.Add(new SalesData(29, -1, "South America", 16380, 17590, 15400, 16680, .32));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(30, 29, "Argentina", 16380, 17590, 15400, 16680, .88));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(31, 29, "Brazil", 4560, 9480, 3900, 6100, .10));

            sales.Add(new SalesData(32, -1, "Asia", 20388, 22547, 22500, 25756, .52));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(34, 32, "India", 4642, 5320, 4200, 6470, .44));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(35, 32, "Japan", 9457, 12859, 8300, 8733, .70));
            sales.Add(new SalesData(36, 32, "China", 20388, 22547, 22500, 25756, .82));
            return sales;
        }
    }

}
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