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ASPxClientGridViewBatchEditStartEditingEventArgs.focusedColumn Property

Gets the grid column that owns a cell that is about to be edited.


focusedColumn: ASPxClientGridViewColumn

Property Value

Type Description

An ASPxClientGridViewColumn object that is the focused grid column.


This example demonstrates how to cancel editing or disable the editor conditionally for the grid when batch editing is in use. It is possible to execute your logic either on the client or server side for a complex business model.

Then, handle the grid’s client-side ASPxClientGridView.BatchEditStartEditing event to either cancel the edit operation using the e.cancel property:

if (condition) e.cancel = true;

or disable the editor by obtaining its client instance:

var editor = s.GetEditor(e.focusedColumn.fieldName);

The custom server-side logic can be executed in the CustomJSProperties event handler:

protected void ASPxGridView1_CustomJSProperties(object sender, DevExpress.Web.ASPxGridView.ASPxGridViewClientJSPropertiesEventArgs e) {
    var clientData = new Dictionary<int, object>();
    var grid = sender as ASPxGridView;
    for (int i = 0; i < grid.VisibleRowCount; i++) {
        var rowValues = grid.GetRowValues(i, new string[] { "ID", "ServerSideExample" }) as object[];

        var key = Convert.ToInt32(rowValues[0]);
        if (key % 2 != 0)
            clientData.Add(key, "ServerSideExample");
    e.Properties["cp_cellsToDisable"] = clientData;
<%@ Page Language="C#" AutoEventWireup="true" CodeFile="Default.aspx.cs" Inherits="_Default" %>

<%@ Register Assembly="DevExpress.Web.v14.1, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b88d1754d700e49a" Namespace="DevExpress.Web.ASPxGridView" TagPrefix="dx" %>

<%@ Register assembly="DevExpress.Web.v14.1, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b88d1754d700e49a" namespace="DevExpress.Web.ASPxEditors" tagprefix="dx" %>

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head runat="server">
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function OnBatchStartEdit(s, e) {
            //client processing
            var keyIndex = s.GetColumnByField("ID").index;
            var key = e.rowValues[keyIndex].value;

            var condition = key % 2 == 0;

            if (e.focusedColumn.fieldName == "ClientSideCancel") //cancel example
                if (!condition) e.cancel = true;

            //server preprocessing
            if (typeof s.cp_cellsToDisable[key] != "undefined" && s.cp_cellsToDisable[key] == e.focusedColumn.fieldName)
                e.cancel = true;
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <dx:ASPxGridView ID="ASPxGridView1" runat="server" KeyFieldName="ID" OnCustomJSProperties="ASPxGridView1_CustomJSProperties">
            <SettingsEditing Mode="Batch"></SettingsEditing>
            <ClientSideEvents BatchEditStartEditing="OnBatchStartEdit" />
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