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ColumnView.FocusedColumn Property

Gets or sets the focused column/card field (in CardView and LayoutView Views).

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.Grid, DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual GridColumn FocusedColumn { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A GridColumn object or descendant representing the currently focused column/card field.


Use the FocusedColumn property to access the currently focused column/card field , or to set focus to a specific column/card field. When the FocusedColumn property’s value is changed, the ColumnView.FocusedColumnChanged event is raised.

To access the focused row/card, use the ColumnView.FocusedRowHandle property.

After moving focus between cards in LayoutViews and CardViews via the FocusedRowHandle inherited property, the ColumnView.FocusedColumn property is automatically set to null. In this instance, you may want to manually move focus to a specific card field via the FocusedColumn property after changing the FocusedRowHandle.

For more information, see the Columns topic.


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


The example shows how to move focus to a specific column at runtime.

    advBandedGridView1.FocusedColumn = advBandedGridView1.Columns["Country"];

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