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GridColumn.ColumnEdit Property

Gets or sets the in-place editor for all data cells that belong to this column.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Columns
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v19.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: RepositoryItem
A RepositoryItem descendant.
The default is null.

Expanded Remarks

For information on how to provide in-place cell editors at design time, see the Modify and Validate Cell Values article.

If you set up the ColumnEdit property in code, do not forget to add any new RepositoryItems you create to the Data Grid's EditorContainer.RepositoryItems collection. The following code illustrates how to assign a new ProgressBarControl in-place editor for the "Relevance" column. The editor's KeyPress event is handled to allow users to tap\hold "+" and "-" keys to edit cell values.

Along with the ColumnEdit property there are other ways to provide in-place editors to data cells.

API

Description

ColumnEditName

Identical to the ColumnEdit property but accepts editor names instead.

GridView.CustomRowCellEdit

Allows you to assign in-place editors to individual cells rather to the entire Grid column.

GridView.CustomRowCellEditForEditing

Provides in-place editors that cells use only when a user starts editing cell values.

RepositoryItemAnyControl

Allows you to embed any control into a grid cell. For instance, you can embed DevExpress Gauges and\or Charts. See these links for the examples.

RealColumnEdit

If you did not assign a custom editor to a column, Data Grid automatically creates in-place editors for columns. The actual editor type depends on the bound field's data type (for instance, a column bound to a DateTime data displays the DateEdit editor). The RealColumnEdit property allows you to retrieve this default column editor.

Expanded Example

This example binds a GridControl to a collection of custom Record objects and demonstrates the following features:

  • Assigning an inplace editor (combo box) to a column

  • Specifying a column's display name and data format by applying DataAnnotation attributes to Record class properties

  • Two ways of changing cell values - at the data source and grid level.

  • Highlighting cell values that meet a condition

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