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Accessing and Identifying Columns

Expanded Identifying Columns

The table below lists properties and XAML attributes that allow you to identify grid columns (or card fields in a Card View).

Identifiers

Description

x:Name

Uniquely identifies a column so that it can be accessed from code-behind or general code.

ColumnBase.FieldName

Specifies the name of a data source field to which a column is bound. Note that the grid can display multiple columns bound to the same data field.

DataControlBase.CurrentColumn

Returns the focused column.

Expanded Accessing Columns

If a column is created at design time, you can specify its unique name using the x:Name attribute. In this instance, a column can be accessed by its name from code-behind:

Since columns are contained within the grid's GridControl.Columns collection, individual columns can be accessed by field name or using indexed notation:

The focused column can be accessed using the DataControlBase.CurrentColumn property.

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