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ColumnViewOptionsSelection.MultiSelect Property

Gets or sets whether multiple rows, cards, or cells can be selected.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v24.1.dll

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


public virtual bool MultiSelect { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean false

true, to enable multiple row/card/cell selection; otherwise, false.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to MultiSelect
.OptionsSelection .MultiSelect


Set the View’s OptionsSelection.MultiSelect property to true to enable multiple row/card/cell selection:

Multiple Row Selection - DevExpress WinForms Data Grid

gridView1.OptionsSelection.MultiSelect = true;

Read the following topic for additional information and examples:

Selection Mode

The WinForms Data Grid supports the following selection modes:

  • Multiple Row/Card Selection – A user can select several rows/cards.
  • Multiple Cell Selection – A user can select multiple cells within different rows.
  • Web Style Row Selection in GridView

Use the View’s OptionsSelection.MultiSelectMode property to specify the selection mode:

using DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid;

gridView1.OptionsSelection.MultiSelect = true;
gridView1.OptionsSelection.MultiSelectMode = GridMultiSelectMode.CellSelect;

Multiple Cell Selection Mode - DevExpress WinForms Data Grid


Multiple rows cannot be selected regardless of the MultiSelect property’s value if cell merging is enabled.

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