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ColumnView.FocusedRowHandle Property

Read this property value to retrieve the currently selected row's handle. Modify the property to manually select a row with the given handle.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v19.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Int32
An integer value representing the handle of the focused record.

Expanded Remarks

Records within a View (rows in a Grid View and cards in a Card View) are identified by their handles. The FocusedRowHandle property allows to get the currently selected row's handle, or to move focus to a row with the specific handle. In latter case, the Data Grid expands a group that contains this row, and scrolls the View up or down to make this row visible.

If there is no focused record, the FocusedRowHandle property returns the GridControl.InvalidRowHandle value. For instance, this will be returned when the View is empty. Note that if a Grid View has any records, you cannot set the FocusedRowHandle property to the GridControl.InvalidRowHandle value to de-select a currently focused row.

Note

The FocusedRowHandle method works only when a Grid is completely initialized. If you need to call it when the form loads, call the GridControl.ForceInitialize method first to ensure the control is ready.

Do not use the FocusedRowHandle property to determine whether the Grid control is focused: the Grid returns valid FocusedRowHandle values even when the control itself is not focused.

When row focus changes, the FocusedRowChanged and FocusedRowObjectChanged events are raised.

In Layout (see LayoutView)s and Card (see CardView) Views, when you change the FocusedRowHandle property value the FocusedColumn property resets to null. In this instance, you may want to manually edit the FocusedColumn property to move focus to a specific card field.

Expanded Multiple Row\Card Selection Mode

The focused row\card is the row (card) that accepts input from an end-user. For that reason, a View can have only one focused row even if multiple row (card) selection is on.

In multiple row\card selection mode, a focused row can be unselected (not highlighted) and vice versa, a selected (highlighted) row can be unfocused. The following images illustrate these cases.

The focused "Condiments" row is selected. The GetSelectedRows method returns three row handles, including the focused row handle.

The focused "Condiments" row is not selected, selected "Dairy Products" and "Grains, Cereals" rows are not focused. The GetSelectedRows method returns an array that contains two handles and does not include the focused row handle.

See the Multiple Row and Cell Selection topic for more information.

Note

Detail pattern Views do not contain data and they are never displayed within XtraGrid. So, the FocusedRowHandle member must not be invoked for these Views. The FocusedRowHandle 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.

Expanded Example

The following example creates a GridControl (see GridControl) at runtime and shows how to perform basic customization tasks:

  • Bind the grid to a data source
  • Access the View that presents the underlying data
  • Access columns
  • Assign an in-place editor (a combobox) to a column
  • Sort and group data
  • Calculate total and group summaries
  • Create a filter
  • Hide columns and calculate column "best" widths
  • Expand group rows
  • Focus a specific cell
  • Specify DataAnnotation attributes (column display names and data formats) at the data source level

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