TableView.InitNewRow Event

Allows you to initialize a new row with default values.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v21.2.dll


public event InitNewRowEventHandler InitNewRow

Event Data

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

Property Description
Handled Gets or sets a value that indicates the present state of the event handling for a routed event as it travels the route. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
OriginalSource Gets the original reporting source as determined by pure hit testing, before any possible Source adjustment by a parent class. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
RoutedEvent Gets or sets the RoutedEvent associated with this RoutedEventArgs instance. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
RowHandle Gets the handle of the added row.
Source Gets or sets a reference to the object that raised the event. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.

The event data class exposes the following methods:

Method Description
InvokeEventHandler(Delegate, Object) When overridden in a derived class, provides a way to invoke event handlers in a type-specific way, which can increase efficiency over the base implementation. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
OnSetSource(Object) When overridden in a derived class, provides a notification callback entry point whenever the value of the Source property of an instance changes. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.


The GridControl raises the InitNewRow event in the following cases:

You can handle the InitNewRow event to initialize fields in the new record. For example, you can assign a unique value to the key field or assign default field values. To do this, use the GridControl.SetCellValue method.

If you want to maintain a clean MVVM pattern and initialize a new row in a View Model, create a command and bind it to the InitNewRowCommand property.

Refer to the following help topic for more information: Add and Remove Rows


This example demonstrates how to initialize cells displayed within the New Item Row with default values.

DevExpress WPF | Grid Control - Initialize New Row

View Example: How to Initialize the New Item Row with Default Values

<dxg:GridControl x:Name="grid"
        <dxg:TableView x:Name="view"
                       InvalidRowException="OnInvalidRowException" />
void OnInitNewRow(object sender, InitNewRowEventArgs e) {
    grid.SetCellValue(e.RowHandle, "UnitPrice", 10);
    grid.SetCellValue(e.RowHandle, "CompanyName", "newcompany");
    grid.SetCellValue(e.RowHandle, "Discontinued", false);

void OnValidateRow(object sender, GridRowValidationEventArgs e) {
    if(e.RowHandle == GridControl.NewItemRowHandle) {
        e.IsValid = !string.IsNullOrEmpty(((Product)e.Row).ProductName);
        e.Handled = true;

void OnInvalidRowException(object sender, InvalidRowExceptionEventArgs e) {
    if(e.RowHandle == GridControl.NewItemRowHandle) {
        e.ErrorText = "Please enter the Product Name.";
        e.WindowCaption = "Input Error";
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