There's no API to use JXTable's sort indicator icons without doing the sorting in JXTable itself.
Sometimes its better to do the sorting outside of JXTable, such as:
- for large datasets, the sorting could be performed in the database
- for users of other frameworks, the sorting could be done in the model layer rather than in the view
Ideally there would be a mechanism to replace the default handler for sort calls in the JXTableHeader.
Such an API would look like this:
Then I could install my own SortHandler on the table and continue to leverage JXTable's indicator icons
and that behaviour.