ColumnView.EditingValue Property

Gets or sets the currently edited value.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v21.1.dll


public virtual object EditingValue { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

An object representing the currently edited cell value. null (Nothing in Visual Basic) if no cell is presently being edited.


You can use the BaseView.IsEditing property to determine whether the end-user is presently editing a cell. If the property returns true, you can use the EditingValue property to access or change the edit value. Otherwise, the property returns a null reference and assigning values has no effect.


Detail pattern Views do not contain data and they are never displayed within XtraGrid. So, the EditingValue member must not be invoked for these Views. The EditingValue member can only be used with real Views that are displayed within the Grid Control. The real Views with which an end-user interacts at runtime can be accessed using the following methods.


The following sample code handles the ColumnView.ShownEditor event to set the edited cell’s value to an empty string if the edited cell belongs to the Department column and contains any text.

private void gridView1_ShownEditor(object sender, System.EventArgs e) {
   if (gridView1.FocusedColumn.Name != "Department") return;
   gridView1.EditingValue = "";
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