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Data Cells

Expanded Data Cells

Grid Control Views display data using columns and rows (cards). These elements correspond to bound data source fields and records respectively. Each row displays data cells arranged in a column layout. In other words, data cells are located at the intersection of rows and columns. Each data cell corresponds to a field value within a record.

The image below illustrates cell layout in different View types.

Cells are used to display and edit data. Note that each cell can have an inplace editor assigned. The DevExpress Editors Library provides a number of editors for this purpose. They include combo boxes, image editors, date and time editors, a progress bar, lookup editor and much more. Once editors are assigned, they control the way data cell values are displayed and edited. Please refer to the In-place Editors Overview section for details. Note that you can also format values displayed within cells. See the Formatting Cell Values topic for more information.

As stated above and shown in the image, data cells are at the intersection of columns and rows. Thus, you need to know the owning row and column to identify a cell when obtaining or setting cell values. This is done by passing the cell's column identifier and row handle as parameters of appropriate methods. When performing cell custom painting via events, you can identify a cell's row handle and column via the event's parameters.

Detailed information about column and row identification can be found in the Accessing and Identifying Columns and Identifying Rows and Cards topics.

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