WinForms Feedback Wanted - Excel-Style Group Filters

For our recent v18.1 release, we implemented Excel-style group filtering in the Pivot Grid Control. This feature shows a filtering popup that includes values from multiple columns in a hierarchical selection list. It allows end-users to select multiple column values for filtering.

Excel-style Group Filtering

Since many of our data-aware controls share basic concepts and architecture of their feature sets, we decided to enable the same group filters for the Tree List Control:

Tree List Group Filtering

Please help us decide

Now, we’re considering to implement the same feature in the Data Grid. However, we would really appreciate some feedback before we do that. Do you use Excel Group Filters in the Tree List? Do you think you will use them in the Data Grid? Are there any specific use cases or scenarios that are not covered by the implementation you see above? Please share your thoughts with us and help us design this feature as you need it!

26 comment(s)
Martin Hart

I love them!

I think it would also be a great improvement to have them available in the Data Grid.

When you get used to them, it makes selecting values so much easier.

My vote is for the YES camp!

28 June, 2018
Christopher Jay

OMG yes.  Our users would love this for a few of our grids in particular.

28 June, 2018
James Lincoln

Absolutely would benefit the user experience.  I also appreciate the consistency across controls supporting hierarchical data

28 June, 2018
AnGa

Absolutly YES.

28 June, 2018
Cyril Leuba

I'm not personally using TreeList nor the DataGrid (only the PivotGrid) but for the sake of least astonishment principle (en.wikipedia.org/.../Principle_of_least_astonishment) for both developers and end-users I would implement this feature in the above mentionned controls.

Since one can represent a same set of data with either a Pivot, a Tree or a Grid it makes sense to me to allow this cross-cutting feature to be consistent among all these controls.

28 June, 2018
DavidK

Do you use Excel Group Filters in the Tree List?

> Yes.

Do you think you will use them in the Data Grid?

> Yes.

28 June, 2018
Alvis Kums

definitely +1

28 June, 2018
Grigore Dolghin

My users would LOVE to have that in DataGrid. They use it in treeviews and pivot grids. So yes, please, add this feature to DataGrid as well. Many thanks.

28 June, 2018
Scott Gross

Yes!

28 June, 2018
John Fedak

We haven't used these yet, but always in favor of feature parity between the Grid, Treelist, PivotGrid, and Vertical Grid

28 June, 2018
Alfred Rakgole 2

Yes+1

A ASPxGridView, ASPxPivotGrid...  wish list item.

28 June, 2018
Norbert K.

Yes+1

29 June, 2018
Simon Hewitt

Yes!

29 June, 2018
Gustavo Marzioni

yes !! +1

29 June, 2018
Steve Sharkey

It's a yes from me - and slightly amusing to think how the (Microsoft) world has moved on from WinForms and yet the response on a winforms update is responded to by so many people in such a short period of time compared blogs regarding more modern/current frameworks.

29 June, 2018
renejdm

Absolutely!

29 June, 2018
Peter Sørensen

Yes please.

29 June, 2018
Customer34655

Nice!! Looks awesome!!!

29 June, 2018
Petr Brzak

Yes!

30 June, 2018
LEMMOUCHI Nacereddine

Absolutely YES!

Sometimes we have a column representing a hierarchical data and the filter is linear. I like if I can give a user experience representing the data in the filter using this kind of filter. Of course, the control must give us the opportunity to fill the group filter with data and hierarchical indentation info.

30 June, 2018
Mike McLoughlin

Yes!

1 July, 2018
MichailTemelkos

Yes

2 July, 2018
Miro Mz

Easy YES!

2 July, 2018
Kiryl Y.

Yes. This function is a must.

3 July, 2018
Axel Kloss

+1

(but only if it does not affect the excellent loading times negatively)

12 July, 2018
Baldur Fürchau

It would be great, to get these embedded filter also as separate control.

Because the default FilterControl is not really usable for (our) endusers, i would like to use the excelstyle-filter as separate control or editor or also as repositoryeditor.

17 July, 2018

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