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GridColumn.ColumnEdit Property

Gets or sets the repository item specifying the editor used to edit a column's cell values.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Columns
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

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

Expanded Remarks

Use the ColumnEdit property to assign an editor to a column or to access the assigned editor's settings. Note that the same editor can be bound to multiple columns within the same (or different) View and it can also be used in several controls. Thus, you need to be careful when changing editor settings, since they are automatically reflected in all element and controls that use the given editor.

At design time, the ColumnEdit property provides an intuitive dialog that lists all available repository items. These are the items stored within the grid control's internal and external repositories. Please refer to the In-place Editors Overview topic for details on the repository technology.

At runtime, you can simply create the desired RepositoryItem descendant, customize its settings and assign it to the ColumnEdit property. The repository item must also be added to the grid's internal or external repository.

You can also use the ColumnEditName property to bind an editor to the column. This property specifies the editor by its name. Note that the ColumnEdit and ColumnEditName property values are synchronized.

If an editor is not explicitly assigned to a column with the ColumnEditName/ColumnEdit properties, the column uses the default editor (according to the column's data type). The RealColumnEdit property allows you to get access to the column's actual in-place editor (default or explicitly assigned).

Expanded Example

The following example demonstrates how to assign a specific editor to a column.

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