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GridViewSettings.CellEditorInitialize Property

Enables initializing the cell editors displayed within the grid edit cells.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web.Mvc

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.Mvc5.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web.Mvc5


public ASPxGridViewEditorEventHandler CellEditorInitialize { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A ASPxGridViewEditorEventHandler delegate method allowing you to implement custom processing.


The CellEditorInitialize event is raised when the GridView is switched to edit mode and enables you to initialize cell editors.


  • Since the CellEditorInitialize event works correctly only when a request is sent to the server to initialize an editor, this event will not be raised after you start editing a new row in Batch edit mode because in this mode, requests are not sent to the server when an editor is activated.
  • The CellEditorInitialize event affects only the edit mode settings (when editors are visible).
  • The CellEditorInitialize event isn’t raised for edit cells that contain custom editors defined using templates.
  • The CellEditorInitialize event fires only for built-in column editors.


  • The following example illustrates how to use the CellEditorInitialize event to automatically focus the required column’s editor using the editor’s ASPxWebControl.Focus method (the e.Editor event argument).

    settings.CellEditorInitialize = (s, e) => {
        if (e.Column.FieldName == "TimeFrom")
  • This example demonstrates how to prevent an end-user from changing the unit price. To do this, the CellEditorInitialize event is handled. If the processed edit cell corresponds to a column bound to the ‘UnitPrice’ data field, its editor’s ReadOnly property is set to true.

    settings.CellEditorInitialize = (s, e) => {
        MVCxGridView gridViewControl = (MVCxGridView)sender;
        if (gridViewControl.IsNewRowEditing) return;
        if (e.Column.FieldName == "UnitPrice")
            e.Editor.ReadOnly = true;
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