BaseEdit.EditTemplate Property

Gets or sets a template that defines the editor’s presentation in edit mode. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Editors

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Core.v21.1.dll


public ControlTemplate EditTemplate { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A ControlTemplate object representing the editor’s template.


Standalone Editor

A standalone editor is always in edit mode. Setting the BaseEdit.DisplayTemplate property has no effect. To customize the editor’s presentation, use the EditTemplate property.

In-Place Editor

If the editor is used inplace within a container control (e.g. the grid), its mode depends on whether its owning cell is edited. If a cell is edited, its editor is in edit inplace mode. Otherwise, it is in display mode.

To customize the editor’s presentation, create the corresponding templates (display and/or edit template) and assign them to the BaseEdit.DisplayTemplate and BaseEdit.EditTemplate properties.

Refer to the Assign Editors to Cells topic for more information.

A template that represents the editor’s border can be specified using the BaseEdit.BorderTemplate property.


The following example shows how to customize the visual appearance of a standalone editor.

View Example

<Window xmlns=""
        Title="Window1" Height="300" Width="300">
            <ColumnDefinition />
            <ColumnDefinition Width="130" />
            <ColumnDefinition />
            <RowDefinition />
            <RowDefinition Height="32" />
            <RowDefinition />
        <dxe:TextEdit BorderThickness="0" EditValue="USA" ShowBorder="False"
                      Grid.Column="1" Grid.Row="1">
                    <Border CornerRadius="7" BorderBrush="Orange" BorderThickness="3">
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="Auto" />
                                <ColumnDefinition Width="*" />
                            <TextBlock Margin="2" VerticalAlignment="Center"
                                       Foreground="Gray" Text="Country:" />
                            <TextBox Text="{Binding EditValue, Mode=TwoWay}"
                                     Grid.Column="1" Margin="2"/>
See Also