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Go into Edit Mode with AJAX Double-Click

You may want to allow the user to force grid item in edit mode by simply double-clicking the respective item (an easy and intuitive approach). This chapter describes how to switch a row in edit mode by double-clicking an arbitrary grid item and how to update this row when the user clicks another row in the grid. Furthermore, a user-friendly confirm dialog will be displayed to prompt whether the operation should be propagated or not.

The example uses .AjaxRequest(args) calls (wiring the RowClick and RowDblClick events) and the onchange event of the inputs in the grid rows used for editing (the handler for the onchange event is assigned in the GridCreatedhandler of the grid):

<asp:ScriptManager ID="ScriptManager1" runat="server">
<!-- content start -->
<telerik:RadCodeBlock ID="RadCodeBlock1" runat="server">
  <script type="text/javascript">
    var hasChanges, inputs, dropdowns, editedRow; function RowClick(sender, eventArgs) {
      if (editedRow != null && hasChanges) {
        if (confirm("Update changes?")) {
          hasChanges = false; $find("<%= RadGrid1.MasterTableView.ClientID %>").updateItem(editedRow);
        else {
          hasChanges = false;
    function RowDblClick(sender, eventArgs) {
      if (editedRow && hasChanges) {
        if (confirm("Update changes?")) {
          hasChanges = false; $find("<%= RadGrid1.MasterTableView.ClientID %>").updateItem(editedRow);
        else {
          hasChanges = false;
      editedRow = eventArgs.get_itemIndexHierarchical();
      $find("<%= RadGrid1.MasterTableView.ClientID %>").editItem(editedRow);
    function GridCreated(sender, eventArgs) {
      var gridElement = sender.get_element();
      var elementsToUse = []; inputs = gridElement.getElementsByTagName("input");
      for (var i = 0; i < inputs.length; i++) {
        if (inputs[i].type.toLowerCase() == "hidden") {
        Array.add(elementsToUse, inputs[i]); inputs[i].onchange = TrackChanges;
      dropdowns = gridElement.getElementsByTagName("select");
      for (var i = 0; i < dropdowns.length; i++) {
        dropdowns[i].onchange = TrackChanges;
      setTimeout(function () {
        if (elementsToUse[0]) elementsToUse[0].focus();
      }, 100);
    function TrackChanges(e) { hasChanges = true; }    </script>
<telerik:RadAjaxManager ID="RadAjaxManager1" runat="server">
    <telerik:AjaxSetting AjaxControlID="RadGrid1">
        <telerik:AjaxUpdatedControl ControlID="RadGrid1" />
        <telerik:AjaxUpdatedControl ControlID="Label1" />
<telerik:RadGrid RenderMode="Lightweight" ID="RadGrid1" DataSourceID="SessionDataSource1" Width="97%" Skin="Office2007"
  ShowStatusBar="True" AllowSorting="True" PageSize="7" GridLines="None" AllowPaging="True"
  runat="server" AllowAutomaticUpdates="True" OnItemUpdated="RadGrid1_ItemUpdated"
  AutoGenerateColumns="False" OnDataBound="RadGrid1_DataBound">
  <PagerStyle Mode="NumericPages" />
  <MasterTableView Width="100%" DataKeyNames="OrderID,ProductID" EditMode="InPlace"
      <telerik:GridBoundColumn UniqueName="OrderID" DataField="OrderID" HeaderText="OrderID"
        ReadOnly="True" HeaderStyle-Width="20%" />
      <telerik:GridBoundColumn UniqueName="ProductID" DataField="ProductID" HeaderText="ProductID"
        ReadOnly="True" HeaderStyle-Width="15%" />
      <telerik:GridBoundColumn UniqueName="Quantity" DataField="Quantity" HeaderText="Quantity"
        HeaderStyle-Width="20%" />
      <telerik:GridDropDownColumn UniqueName="UnitPrice" HeaderText="Unit price" ListTextField="UnitPrice"
        ListValueField="UnitPrice" DataSourceID="SessionDataSource1" DataField="UnitPrice"
        HeaderStyle-Width="25%" />
      <telerik:GridBoundColumn UniqueName="Discount" DataField="Discount" HeaderText="Discount"
        HeaderStyle-Width="20%" />
    <ClientEvents OnRowClick="RowClick" OnRowDblClick="RowDblClick" OnGridCreated="GridCreated" />
<br />
<asp:Label ID="Label1" runat="server" EnableViewState="false" />
<br />
<sds:sessiondatasource id="SessionDataSource1" connectionstring="<%$ ConnectionStrings:NorthwindConnectionString %>"
  providername="System.Data.SqlClient" selectcommand="SELECT TOP 18 * FROM [Order Details]"
  runat="server" primarykeyfields="OrderID,ProductID" conflictdetection="CompareAllValues"
  oldvaluesparameterformatstring="original_{0}" updatecommand="UPDATE [Order Details] SET [UnitPrice] = @UnitPrice, [Quantity] = @Quantity, [Discount] = @Discount WHERE [OrderID] = @OrderID AND [ProductID] = @ProductID AND [UnitPrice] = @UnitPrice AND [Quantity] = @Quantity AND [Discount] = @Discount">            <UpdateParameters>                <asp:Parameter Name="UnitPrice" Type="Decimal" />                <asp:Parameter Name="Quantity" Type="Int16" />                <asp:Parameter Name="Discount" Type="Single" />                <asp:Parameter Name="original_OrderID" Type="Int32" />                <asp:Parameter Name="original_ProductID" Type="Int32" />                <asp:Parameter Name="original_UnitPrice" Type="Decimal" />                <asp:Parameter Name="original_Quantity" Type="Int16" />                <asp:Parameter Name="original_Discount" Type="Single" />            </UpdateParameters>        </sds:sessiondatasource>

And in the code-behind:

Protected Sub RadGrid1_ItemUpdated(ByVal source As Object, ByVal e As GridUpdatedEventArgs) Handles RadGrid1.ItemUpdated
    If Not e.Exception Is Nothing Then
        e.KeepInEditMode = True
        e.ExceptionHandled = True
        SetMessage(Server.HtmlEncode("Unable to update Orders. Reason: " + e.Exception.Message).Replace("'", "'").Replace(vbCrLf, "<br />"))
        Dim dataItem As GridDataItem = e.Item
        SetMessage("Order " & dataItem.GetDataKeyValue("OrderID") & ", ProductID " & dataItem.GetDataKeyValue("ProductID") & " updated")
    End If
End Sub
Private Sub DisplayMessage(ByVal text As String)
    Label1.Text = String.Format("<span>{0}</span>", text)
End Sub
Private Sub SetMessage(ByVal message As String)
    gridMessage = message
End Sub
Private gridMessage As String = Nothing
Protected Sub RadGrid1_DataBound(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles RadGrid1.DataBound
    If Not String.IsNullOrEmpty(gridMessage) Then
    End If
End Sub
protected void RadGrid1_ItemUpdated(object source, Telerik.Web.UI.GridUpdatedEventArgs e)
    if (e.Exception != null)
        e.KeepInEditMode = true;
        e.ExceptionHandled = true;
        SetMessage(Server.HtmlEncode("Unable to update Orders. Reason: " + e.Exception.Message).Replace("'", "&#39;").Replace("\r\n", "<br />"));
        GridDataItem dataItem = (GridDataItem)e.Item;
        SetMessage("Order " + dataItem.GetDataKeyValue("OrderID") + ", ProductID " + dataItem.GetDataKeyValue("ProductID") + " updated");
private void DisplayMessage(string text)
    Label1.Text = string.Format("<span>{0}</span>", text);
private void SetMessage(string message)
    gridMessage = message;
private string gridMessage = null;
protected void RadGrid1_DataBound(object sender, EventArgs e)
    if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(gridMessage))
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