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GridView.StartIncrementalSearch(String) Method

Starts an incremental search for the specified string.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v24.1.dll

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


public void StartIncrementalSearch(
    string start


Name Type Description
start String

The text to locate.


This incremental search feature allows an end-user to search for a record based upon a column’s displayed text. The search is performed in a forwards direction, starting from the currently focused row and only against the currently focused column. To enable the incremental search feature, set the GridOptionsBehavior.AllowIncrementalSearch option to true.

For more information, see the Filter and Search document.

The StartIncrementalSearch method allows you to start the incremental search manually. The method’s parameter specifies the text that should be found. You can stop the incremental search by calling the GridView.StopIncrementalSearch method.


Detail pattern Views do not contain data and they are never displayed within XtraGrid. So, the StartIncrementalSearch member must not be invoked for these Views. The StartIncrementalSearch 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.

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