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    Understanding Enhanced Row Filtering
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    When the control has enhanced filtering turned on, the user can drop-down a list of available filters to apply to the data, as shown in the following figure.

    The default filter that is displayed depends on the data in the column. The filter can be a number, text, date, or color filter.

    The filters are described in the following table.

    Filter Type Description
    Number Filters  
    Equals Values in rows are equal to condition
    Does Not Equal Values in rows do not equal condition
    Greater Than Values in rows are greater than condition
    Greater Than Or Equal To Values in rows are greater than or equal to condition
    Less Than Values in rows are less than condition
    Less Than Or Equal To Values in rows are less than or equal to condition
    Between Values in rows are greater than one condition and less than another condition
    Top 10 Values in the rows with the ten highest values
    Above Average Values in the rows that are above the average of the values in all the rows
    Below Average Values in the rows that are below the average of the values in all the rows
    Custom Filter Values in rows that meet the conditions of a custom filter
    Text Filters  
    Equals Values in rows equal the condition
    Does Not Equal Values in rows do not equal the condition
    Begins With Values in rows begin with the specified characters
    Ends With Values in rows end with the specified characters
    Contains Values in rows contain the specified characters
    Does Not Contain Values in rows do not contain the specified characters
    Custom Filter Values in rows that meet the conditions of a custom filter
    Date Filters  
    Equals Values in rows equal the condition
    Before Values in rows are dates before the condition
    After Values in rows are dates after the condition
    Between Values in rows are dates between two specified dates for the condition
    Tomorrow Values in rows are tomorrow's date
    Today Values in rows are today's date
    Yesterday Values in rows are yesterday's date
    Next Week Values in rows are during next week
    This Week Values in rows are during current week
    Last Week Values in rows are during last week
    Next Month Values in rows are during next month
    This Month Values in rows are during current month
    Last Month Values in rows are during last month
    Next Quarter Values in rows are during next quarter
    This Quarter Values in rows are during current quarter
    Last Quarter Values in rows are during last quarter
    Next Year Values in rows are during next year
    This Year Values in rows are during current year
    Last Year Values in rows are during last year
    Year to Date Values in rows are during current year to present date
    All Dates in the Period Values in rows are within a specified period
    Custom Filter Values in rows that meet the conditions of a custom filter

    Users can specify wildcards in conditions. The "?" character represents any single character. The "*" character represents any series of characters.

    When the user chooses a filter, the control either filters the data to display only the items that match the filter criteria, or the control displays the rows that meet the criteria with one appearance, and the rows that do not meet the criteria with another appearance. For information about setting the styles for rows, see Setting the Appearance of Filtered Rows.

    In the control, columns with filters display filter indicators, which indicate whether a filter has been applied, as shown in the following table.

    Row Filtering Indicator Description

    Filter Off Indicator

    Appearance of header cell with no row filtering

    Filter Indicator All

    Appearance of header cell with row filtering allowed but no rows filtered

    Filter On Indicator

    Appearance of header cell with row filtering allowed and some rows filtered

    If you prefer, you can have the control display a filter bar that allows the user to choose the filter to apply. The filter bar is displayed in the control at all times, and choosing a filter from the filter bar makes the filter go into effect immediately. The following figure illustrates a control with a filter bar.

    Using Code

    1. Set the AllowAutoFilter property.
    2. Set the AutoFilterMode property.

    Example

    The following example creates an enhanced filter in the first three columns. Add different types of data to see the various filter options.

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    fpSpread1.Sheets[0].Columns[0, 2].AllowAutoFilter = true;
    fpSpread1.Sheets[0].AutoFilterMode = FarPoint.Win.Spread.AutoFilterMode.EnhancedContextMenu;
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    fpSpread1.Sheets(0).Columns(0, 2).AllowAutoFilter = True
    fpSpread1.Sheets(0).AutoFilterMode = FarPoint.Win.Spread.AutoFilterMode.EnhancedContextMenu

    You can customize the appearance of the filter bar, as described in Customizing the Filter Bar.

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