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ColumnView.ActiveEditor Property

Gets a View's active editor.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: BaseEdit
A BaseEdit object representing the currently active editor. null (Nothing in Visual Basic) if no cell is being currently edited.

Expanded Remarks

Cell values are edited by editors inherited from the BaseEdit class. Once a user starts to edit a cell value, the cell's editor is created. When editing is complete, the cell editor is destroyed. Thus, there can be only one active editor instance at any moment.

Use the ActiveEditor property to return the current active editor. If no cell editor is currently active (no editing is performed), the ActiveEditor returns null (Nothing in Visual Basic).

The ActiveEditor property can be used to change editor settings dynamically with respect to the cell they are bound to. This property is also useful if you need to perform specific actions (such as open the editor's dropdown window, etc.) when users activate particular editors or when they perform specific actions during editing. Note that you will need to handle the ShownEditor event to respond to editor activation.

Note: the ActiveEditor property returns a BaseEdit object. This object is the base for all editors that can be used as in-place in Views. Thus, you may need to typecast to use editor-specific properties.

Note

Detail pattern Views do not contain data and they are never displayed within XtraGrid. So, the ActiveEditor member must not be invoked for these Views. The ActiveEditor member can only be used with real Views that are displayed within the Grid Control. The real Views with which an end-user interacts at runtime can be accessed using the following methods.

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