TreeList.CustomColumnSort Event

Allows you to apply custom sorting for those Tree List columns whose TreeListColumn.SortMode is set to Custom.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraTreeList

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraTreeList.v21.1.dll


public event CustomColumnSortEventHandler CustomColumnSort

Event Data

The CustomColumnSort event's data class is DevExpress.XtraTreeList.CustomColumnSortEventArgs.


The CustomColumnSort event fires when a user sorts nodes against a column (clicks a column header or invokes the corresponding command in the column header context menu) or when the TreeListColumn.SortOrder property value changes.


The code below implements a custom sorting algorithm for a Tree List column via the TreeList.CustomColumnSort event. The sorting procedure arranges nodes that have children above the nodes that do not have children.

The images below display the control sorted by the Department column in ascending and descending order. Notice that the Finance node is always located under nodes that have children.

Sorting - Custom

using DevExpress.XtraTreeList;

treeList1.Columns["Department"].SortMode = DevExpress.XtraGrid.ColumnSortMode.Custom;

private void TreeList1_CustomColumnSort(object sender, DevExpress.XtraTreeList.CustomColumnSortEventArgs e) {
    if (e.Node1.HasChildren && !e.Node2.HasChildren)
        e.Result = e.SortOrder == SortOrder.Ascending ? -1 : 1;
    if (!e.Node1.HasChildren && e.Node2.HasChildren)
        e.Result = e.SortOrder == SortOrder.Ascending ? 1 : -1;

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