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GridRowValidationEventArgs Class

Populates the GridViewBase.ValidateRow event handler with data.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v23.2.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Grid.Core


public class GridRowValidationEventArgs :


The GridControl validates changes made within the focused row when you try to move focus to another row. Handle the GridViewBase.ValidateRow event to process the row validate operation.

The Row and RowHandle properties return the processed row and the row’s handle, respectively.

You can obtain cell values and verify if they meet your validation criteria. If these values are incorrect, set the IsValid property to false.

Refer to the following topic for more information: Row Validation.


This example shows how to check if a user enters valid data into a row. Handle the GridViewBase.ValidateRow and GridViewBase.InvalidRowException events to validate the focused row’s data. If the data is invalid, do not allow the user to move focus to another row until the invalid values are corrected.

The Task class implements the IDataErrorInfo interface and allows you to get error descriptions for the entire row and individual cells (data source fields). Error icons appear in cells that contain invalid values. Hover the mouse pointer over an error icon to display a tooltip with an error description.

DevExpress WPF | Grid Control - Validate Data Rows

View Example: How to Validate Data Rows

<dxg:GridControl x:Name="grid" AutoGenerateColumns="AddNew">
        <dxg:TableView AutoWidth="True"
public class Task : IDataErrorInfo {
    public string TaskName { get; set; }
    public DateTime StartDate { get; set; }
    public DateTime EndDate { get; set; }

    string IDataErrorInfo.Error => StartDate > EndDate ? "Either Start Date or End Date should be corrected." : null;
    string IDataErrorInfo.this[string columnName] {
        get {
            switch(columnName) {
                case nameof(StartDate):
                    if(StartDate > EndDate)
                        return "Start Date must be less than End Date";
                case nameof(EndDate):
                    if(StartDate > EndDate)
                        return "End Date must be greater than Start Date";
                case nameof(TaskName):
                        return "Enter a task name";
            return null;
public partial class MainWindow : Window {
// ...
    void OnValidateRow(object sender, GridRowValidationEventArgs e) {
        var task = (Task)e.Row;
        if(task.StartDate > task.EndDate)
            e.SetError("Start Date must be less than End Date");
            e.SetError("Enter a task name");

    void OnInvalidRowException(object sender, InvalidRowExceptionEventArgs e) {
        e.ExceptionMode = ExceptionMode.NoAction;
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