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ColumnView Class

Serves as the base for Views that display data in a tabular format and allow editing of cell values by using inplace editors.

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

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

Grid Views and Card Views have much in common. They both display data by means of columns and allow cell value editing. Thus, the GridView and CardView classes are not derived directly from the BaseView class. Their common functionality is implemented by the ColumnView object. This common functionality includes column management, data navigation, data editing, input validation, etc.

You can use the ColumnView class as the base for custom Views displaying data in a tabular format. This implies that data is displayed by means of columns (corresponding to data fields) and rows (corresponding to records). Please refer to the Column and Card Field Overview and Rows and Cards Overview topics for information on differences and common aspects of data representation in Grid Views and Card Views.

Note: not all members provided by the ColumnView class can be equally used in Grid Views and Card Views. In Card Views, some functionality is disabled. For instance, Card Views do not support data grouping.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          BaseView
             ColumnView
                AdvBandedGridView
                BandedGridView
                CardView
                GridView
                LayoutView
                TileView
                WinExplorerView

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