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Default Editors

Depending on the column's type, RadGridView activates an appropriate editor to handle cell's value changes. The default editors are listed below:

Column's type Default editor
GridViewTextBoxColumn RadTextBoxEditor
GridViewRatingColumn GridSpinEditor
GridViewMultiComboBoxColumn RadMultiColumnComboBoxElement
GridViewMaskBoxColumn RadMaskedEditBoxEditor
GridViewHyperlinkColumn RadTextBoxEditor
GridViewDecimalColumn GridSpinEditor
GridViewDateTimeColumn RadDateTimeEditor/GridTimePickerEditor
GridViewComboBoxColumn RadDropDownListEditor
GridViewColorColumn GridColorPickerEditor
GridViewCheckBoxColumn RadCheckBoxEditor
GridViewCalculatorColumn RadCalculatorEditor
GridViewBrowseColumn GridBrowseEditor
GridViewTimeSpanColumn GridTimeSpanPickerEditor

The default editor can easily be replaced by using the EditorRequired event and specifying either the EditorType or the Editor property in the EditorRequiredEventArgs. This is the appropriate place to assign a custom editor as well. If you need to apply some settings to the editor, the CellEditorInitialized event is the right place to do it.

Accessing editors and setting their properties.

In some cases you will need to set the properties of the editor element. The following examples will illustrate how you can get the elements of the most used editors in the CellEditorInitialized event handler.

Accessing Editors

private void RadGridView1_CellEditorInitialized(object sender, Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewCellEventArgs e)
    var textboxEditor = e.ActiveEditor as RadTextBoxEditor;
    if (textboxEditor != null)
        var element = textboxEditor.EditorElement as RadTextBoxEditorElement;
        element.TextBoxItem.MaxLength = 10;
    var spinEditor = e.ActiveEditor as GridSpinEditor;
    if (spinEditor != null)
        var element = spinEditor.EditorElement as RadSpinEditorElement;
        element.MaxValue = 10;
        element.MinValue = -10;
        element.ShowUpDownButtons = true;
    var mccbEditor = e.ActiveEditor as RadMultiColumnComboBoxElement;
    if (mccbEditor != null)
        mccbEditor.AutoSizeDropDownHeight = true;
        mccbEditor.AutoSizeDropDownToBestFit = true;
    var maskedEditBoxEditor = e.ActiveEditor as RadMaskedEditBoxEditor;
    if (maskedEditBoxEditor != null)
        var element = maskedEditBoxEditor.EditorElement as RadMaskedEditBoxEditorElement;
        element.TextBoxItem.TextBoxControl.BackColor = Color.Black;
        element.TextBoxItem.BackColor = Color.Black;
    var dateTimeEditor = e.ActiveEditor as RadDateTimeEditor;
    if (dateTimeEditor != null)
        var element = dateTimeEditor.EditorElement as RadDateTimeEditorElement;
        element.MinDate = DateTime.Now;
    var timeEditor = e.ActiveEditor as GridTimePickerEditor;
    if (timeEditor != null)
        var element = timeEditor.EditorElement as RadTimePickerElement;
        element.ClockPosition = ClockPosition.HideClock;
    var ddlEditor = e.ActiveEditor as RadDropDownListEditor;
    if (ddlEditor != null)
        var element = ddlEditor.EditorElement as RadDropDownListEditorElement;
        element.DropDownStyle = Telerik.WinControls.RadDropDownStyle.DropDown;
        element.AutoCompleteMode = AutoCompleteMode.Suggest;
    var browseEditor = e.ActiveEditor as GridBrowseEditor;
    if (browseEditor != null)
        var element = browseEditor.EditorElement as RadBrowseEditorElement;
        element.ReadOnly = true;

Private Sub RadGridView1_CellEditorInitialized1(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As Telerik.WinControls.UI.GridViewCellEventArgs)
    Dim textboxEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, RadTextBoxEditor)
    If textboxEditor IsNot Nothing Then
        Dim element = TryCast(textboxEditor.EditorElement, RadTextBoxEditorElement)
        element.TextBoxItem.MaxLength = 10
    End If
    Dim spinEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, GridSpinEditor)
    If spinEditor IsNot Nothing Then
        Dim element = TryCast(spinEditor.EditorElement, RadSpinEditorElement)
        element.MaxValue = 10
        element.MinValue = -10
        element.ShowUpDownButtons = True
    End If
    Dim mccbEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, RadMultiColumnComboBoxElement)
    If mccbEditor IsNot Nothing Then
        mccbEditor.AutoSizeDropDownHeight = True
        mccbEditor.AutoSizeDropDownToBestFit = True
    End If
    Dim maskedEditBoxEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, RadMaskedEditBoxEditor)
    If maskedEditBoxEditor IsNot Nothing Then
        Dim element = TryCast(maskedEditBoxEditor.EditorElement, RadMaskedEditBoxEditorElement)
        element.TextBoxItem.TextBoxControl.BackColor = Color.Black
        element.TextBoxItem.BackColor = Color.Black
    End If
    Dim dateTimeEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, RadDateTimeEditor)
    If dateTimeEditor IsNot Nothing Then
        Dim element = TryCast(dateTimeEditor.EditorElement, RadDateTimeEditorElement)
        element.MinDate = Date.Now
    End If
    Dim timeEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, GridTimePickerEditor)
    If timeEditor IsNot Nothing Then
        Dim element = TryCast(timeEditor.EditorElement, RadTimePickerElement)
        element.ClockPosition = ClockPosition.HideClock
    End If
    Dim ddlEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, RadDropDownListEditor)
    If ddlEditor IsNot Nothing Then
        Dim element = TryCast(ddlEditor.EditorElement, RadDropDownListEditorElement)
        element.DropDownStyle = Telerik.WinControls.RadDropDownStyle.DropDown
        element.AutoCompleteMode = AutoCompleteMode.Suggest
    End If
    Dim browseEditor = TryCast(e.ActiveEditor, GridBrowseEditor)
    If browseEditor IsNot Nothing Then
        Dim element = TryCast(browseEditor.EditorElement, RadBrowseEditorElement)
        element.ReadOnly = True
    End If
End Sub

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