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ASPxClientCardView.BatchEditStartEditing Event

Occurs when a grid switches to batch edit mode.


BatchEditStartEditing: ASPxClientEvent<ASPxClientCardViewBatchEditStartEditingEventHandler<ASPxClientCardView>>

Event Data

The BatchEditStartEditing event's data class is ASPxClientCardViewBatchEditStartEditingEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
cancel Specifies whether to cancel the related action (for example, row edit, export). Inherited from ASPxClientCancelEventArgs.
cardValues Gets a hashtable that maintains information about editable cells.
focusedColumn Gets the CardView column that owns a cell that is about to be edited.
visibleIndex Gets the visible index of the card whose cells are about to be edited.


The BatchEditStartEditing event is raised when the grid enters the edit mode (for a cell/card) due to an end-user interaction or programmatic call to the ASPxClientCardViewBatchEditApi.StartEdit method. The event provides arguments that allow you to prevent switching a particular cell to the edit mode.

When the CardViewBatchEditSettings.EditMode property is set to Cell, you can set the ASPxClientCancelEventArgs.cancel argument to true to prevent editing the current cell.

When the CardViewBatchEditSettings.EditMode property is set to Card, you can prevent switching particular cells to edit mode using the ASPxClientCardViewBatchEditStartEditingEventArgs.cardValues event argument. This is a hashtable that maintains information about editable cells. You can prevent displaying editors for particular cells by removing the corresponding entries from cardValues.


The following example creates an unbound column that calculates the sum of other columns and changes its values dynamically when an end-user changes a grid value in Batch edit mode.

function OnBatchEditEndEditing(s, e) {
    window.setTimeout(function () {
        var price = s.batchEditApi.GetCellValue(e.visibleIndex, "Price");
        var quantity = s.batchEditApi.GetCellValue(e.visibleIndex, "Quantity");
        s.batchEditApi.SetCellValue(e.visibleIndex, "Sum", price * quantity);
    }, 10);
<dx:ASPxCardView ID="Grid" runat="server" KeyFieldName="ID" AutoGenerateColumns="False"
                 OnBatchUpdate="ASPxCardView1_BatchUpdate" OnCardDeleting="ASPxCardView1_CardDeleting" 
                 OnCardInserting="ASPxCardView1_CardInserting" OnCardUpdating="ASPxCardView1_CardUpdating" 
                 OnCustomUnboundColumnData="ASPxCardView1_CustomUnboundColumnData" >
    <ClientSideEvents BatchEditEndEditing="OnBatchEditEndEditing" />
    <SettingsEditing Mode="Batch" />
        <dx:CardViewSpinEditColumn FieldName="Quantity" >
            <PropertiesSpinEdit DisplayFormatString="g" />
        <dx:CardViewSpinEditColumn FieldName="Price" >
            <PropertiesSpinEdit DisplayFormatString="g" />
        <dx:CardViewTextColumn FieldName="Sum" ReadOnly="True" UnboundType="Decimal" />
            <dx:CardViewCommandLayoutItem HorizontalAlign="Right" ShowDeleteButton="True" 
                                          ShowEditButton="True" ShowNewButton="True">
            <dx:CardViewColumnLayoutItem ColumnName="Quantity" />
            <dx:CardViewColumnLayoutItem ColumnName="Price" />
            <dx:CardViewColumnLayoutItem ColumnName="Sum" />
            <dx:EditModeCommandLayoutItem HorizontalAlign="Right" />
protected List<GridDataItem> GridData {
        var key = "34FAA431-CF79-4869-9488-93F6AAE81263";
        if (!IsPostBack || Session[key] == null)
            Session[key] = Enumerable.Range(1, 100).Select(i => new GridDataItem
                ID = i,
                Quantity = i * 10 % 7 % i,
                Price = i * 0.5 % 3
        return (List<GridDataItem>)Session[key];
protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    Grid.DataSource = GridData;
protected void ASPxCardView1_BatchUpdate(object sender, DevExpress.Web.Data.ASPxDataBatchUpdateEventArgs e) {
    foreach (var args in e.InsertValues)
    foreach (var args in e.UpdateValues)
        UpdateItem(args.Keys, args.NewValues);
    foreach (var args in e.DeleteValues)
        DeleteItem(args.Keys, args.Values);

    e.Handled = true;
protected void ASPxCardView1_CardInserting(object sender, DevExpress.Web.Data.ASPxDataInsertingEventArgs e) {
protected void ASPxCardView1_CardUpdating(object sender, DevExpress.Web.Data.ASPxDataUpdatingEventArgs e) {
    UpdateItem(e.Keys, e.NewValues);
protected void ASPxCardView1_CardDeleting(object sender, DevExpress.Web.Data.ASPxDataDeletingEventArgs e) {
    DeleteItem(e.Keys, e.Values);
protected void ASPxCardView1_CustomUnboundColumnData(object sender, DevExpress.Web.ASPxCardViewColumnDataEventArgs e) {
    if (e.Column.FieldName == "Sum")
        decimal price = Convert.ToDecimal(e.GetListSourceFieldValue("Price"));
        int quantity = Convert.ToInt32(e.GetListSourceFieldValue("Quantity"));

        e.Value = price * quantity;
protected GridDataItem InsertNewItem(OrderedDictionary newValues) {
    var item = new GridDataItem() { ID = GridData.Count };
    LoadNewValues(item, newValues);
    return item;
protected GridDataItem UpdateItem(OrderedDictionary keys, OrderedDictionary newValues) {
    var id = Convert.ToInt32(keys["ID"]);
    var item = GridData.First(i => i.ID == id);
    LoadNewValues(item, newValues);
    return item;
protected GridDataItem DeleteItem(OrderedDictionary keys, OrderedDictionary values) {
    var id = Convert.ToInt32(keys["ID"]);
    var item = GridData.First(i => i.ID == id);
    return item;
protected void LoadNewValues(GridDataItem item, OrderedDictionary values) {
    item.Quantity = Convert.ToInt32(values["Quantity"]);
    item.Price = Convert.ToDouble(values["Price"]);
protected void CancelEditing(CancelEventArgs e) {
    e.Cancel = true;
public class GridDataItem {
    public int ID { get; set; }
    public int Quantity { get; set; }
    public double Price { get; set; }
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