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BaseRow.ParentRow Property

Gets the parent row of the current grid row.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.Rows

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v24.1.dll

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


public BaseRow ParentRow { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A BaseRow descendant representing the row’s parent.


If a row is at the root level, the ParentRow property returns null. The row’s nesting level is specified by the BaseRow.Level property.

You can use the BaseRow.HasAsParent method to determine whether a specific row serves as a parent of the current row.


The following example demonstrates how to move the focused row to a specific category row. The example assumes that a grid control has a particular category row whose name is categoryRow_Notes among its rows.

The image below displays the look & feel of a grid control before and after execution of the sample code.


Note that the code listed below is cited as an example of using the different properties of a row object (such as BaseRow.ChildRows, BaseRow.HasAsParent, BaseRow.ParentRow). You can achieve the same results more easily by using the grid’s VGridControlBase.MoveRow method.

private void MoveFocusedToCategory() {
    BaseRow focusedRow = vGridControl1.FocusedRow;
    BaseRow categoryRow = vGridControl1.Rows["categoryRow_Notes"];

    // checking whether the focused row already belongs to the category or 
    // becomes the category row itself
    if (!(focusedRow.HasAsParent(categoryRow) | focusedRow == categoryRow)) {

        // checking whether the focused row has a parent row or represents a root level row
        if (focusedRow.ParentRow == null) {

            // removing an object representing the focused row from 
            // the grid's collection of top level rows
        else {

            // removing an object representing the focused row from 
            // the rows collection of its parent row

        // adding an object representing the focused row 
        //to the end of the category row's chil rows collection
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