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VGridOptionsBehavior.AllowCollapseRows Property

Gets or sets whether users can click row headers or collapse buttons to collapse parent rows.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v24.1.dll

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


public virtual bool AllowCollapseRows { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean true

true if users can collapse parent rows; otherwise, false.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to AllowCollapseRows
.OptionsBehavior .AllowCollapseRows


You can group rows into categories and display rows as children of other rows. See the following topic for more information on how to create categories and nested rows: Rows.

Users can click the collapse/expand button in a category or row, double-click a category or row header, or press the plus (+) or minus (-) sign on the numeric keypad to collapse or expand a category or row.

Vertical Grid - Collapse and Expand Rows

Disable the control’s AllowCollapseRows option to prohibit users from collapsing rows. You can also use a row’s AllowCollapse property to override this setting for an individual row.

Disable the control’s ShowCollapseButtons option to hide collapse/expand buttons. You can also use a row’s ShowCollapseButton property to hide the buttons in an individual row. If users are not allowed to collapse rows, the buttons are not displayed regardless of these settings.

The code below allows users to collapse all rows except a specific row.

using DevExpress.Utils;

vGridControl1.OptionsBehavior.AllowCollapseRows = true;
rowAddress.AllowCollapse = DefaultBoolean.False;

vGridControl1.OptionsView.ShowCollapseButtons = true;
rowAddress.ShowCollapseButton = DefaultBoolean.False;

The control raises the RowCollapsing, RowCollapsed, RowExpanding, and RowExpanded events before and after the corresponding operation. Use the Row event argument to determine the processed row. You can set the Cancel argument to true to discard an operation before it is completed.

The handler below prohibits users from collapsing a row if a specific record is focused.

private void vGridControl1_RowCollapsing(object sender, DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.Events.RowCollapsingEventArgs e) {
    VGridControl gridControl = sender as VGridControl;
    if (e.Row == rowAddress && gridControl.FocusedRecord == 0)
        e.Cancel = true;
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