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EditorShowMode Enumeration

Contains values that specify how an in-place editor is activated for a cell in a container control.

Namespace:DevExpress.Utils
Assembly:DevExpress.Utils.v17.2.dll

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Public field Click If a cell is focused and not being edited, an in-place editor is opened on a click (the mouse button is pressed and then released). Clicking a non-focused cell focuses the cell first, and a subsequent click activates the in-place editor (if not prohibited).
Public field Default Specifies the default behavior.

For the Grid Control, the Default value is equivalent to:

- Click - in multiple cell selection mode (see GridMultiSelectMode.CellSelect)
- MouseUp - in multiple row selection mode if the built-in Check column is enabled (see GridMultiSelectMode.CheckBoxRowSelect)
- MouseDown - in other cases.

For the PivotGrid control, this option acts as the MouseDownFocused option.

Public field MouseDown A cell's in-place editor is activated when the left mouse button is pressed.
Public field MouseDownFocused If a cell is focused and not being edited, an in-place editor is opened on pressing the mouse button. Clicking a non-focused cell focuses the cell first, and a subsequent mouse-down event activates the in-place editor (if not prohibited).
Public field MouseUp A cell's in-place editor is activated when a mouse button is released from a click within the cell.
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Expanded Remarks

In-place editors within container controls can be invoked when a mouse button is pressed, released or on a subsequent mouse click. A control that supports these modes provides a property of the EditorShowMode class (for instance, ColumnViewOptionsBehavior.EditorShowMode in the XtraGrid).

Choosing an in-place editor activation mode depends on usability requirements and any additional functionality that should be implemented. For instance, if drag and drop of rows must be supported in a container control you can choose the MouseUp or Click mode to open editors (in the MouseDown mode a drag and drop operation cannot be initiated because an in-place editor is activated once a cell is clicked).

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