GridView.ExpandGroupRow(Int32, Boolean) Method

Expands the specified group row and optionally any child group rows at all nesting levels.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v21.2.dll


public void ExpandGroupRow(
    int rowHandle,
    bool recursive


Name Type Description
rowHandle Int32

An integer value identifying the group row by its handle. If the specified handle points to a data row this method does nothing.

recursive Boolean

true to expand any child group rows at all nesting levels; false to preserve the expanded state of any child group rows.


The ExpandGroupRow method raises the GridView.GroupRowExpanding event. This event allows preventing the group row from being expanded. If a row has been expanded the GridView.GroupRowExpanded event is raised.

Please refer to the Working with Groups in Code topic for additional information.


Detail pattern Views do not contain data and they are never displayed within XtraGrid. So, the ExpandGroupRow member must not be invoked for these Views. The ExpandGroupRow 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 example expands the focused group row.

if (gridView1.IsGroupRow(gridView1.FocusedRowHandle))
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