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GridColumn.FilterMode Property

Gets or sets how column values are filtered via the auto filter row and filter dropdown.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Columns
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: ColumnFilterMode
A DevExpress.XtraGrid.ColumnFilterMode enumeration value that specifies how the column values are filtered.
The default is ColumnFilterMode.Value.

Expanded Remarks

Column values can be filtered by the edit or display values via the auto filter row and filter dropdown. Filtering by edit values will be suitable under most circumstances. Filtering by displayed values can be useful when the column's data is formatted in a specific manner.

If the FilterMode property is set to DevExpress.XtraGrid.ColumnFilterMode.Value the column's filter dropdown will contain unique edit values. When applying a filter via the auto-filter row an end-user should enter text without formatting characters.

If this property is set to DevExpress.XtraGrid.ColumnFilterMode.DisplayText the filter dropdown will contain unique display values. When applying a filter via the auto-filter row an end-user must enter text which matches the column's formatted value(s) completely (if necessary, formatting characters should be inserted).

The Grid Control in the following example contains two columns bound to the same data source field ('PurchaseDate'). These columns represent the same data in different forms. The first one represents the data in the short date format, the second one displays the year part of the values.

If the FilterMode property of the 'Purchase Date (Year)' column is set to DevExpress.XtraGrid.ColumnFilterMode.Value the filter dropdown will display all unique edit values in this column. Note that specific items in the dropdown are duplicated because they represent different edit values. For instance, the first '2000' and the second '2000' items represent different dates (the '9/1/2000' and '10/1/2000' dates respectively):

Selecting the first item ('2000') in the filter dropdown will only select one record because this value corresponds to the '9/1/2000' date:

Now if the FilterMode property of the 'Purchase Date (Year)' column is set to ColumnFilterInfo.DisplayText, the filter dropdown will only contain unique displayed values:

Selecting the 2000 item from the dropdown will select the two records that have the same text within this column:

Note

Filtering data by displayed values is not supported in server mode.

Note

Columns with embedded look-up editors are always filtered by display values.

Note

Columns with embedded check editors are always filtered by edit values.

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