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RadDataGrid provides a built-in editing functionality, which allows the app users to easily edit the data presented in the grid. Depending on the column data type, a relevant editor allows end users to edit content in a friendly environment. As soon as the user double-taps on a certain cell, the cell is switched to an edit mode.

Important Properties

You would need to define the UserEditMode property of the DataGrid control in order to enable the editing feature.

UserEditMode property is type of DataGridUserSortMode and accepts the following values:

  • None: Editing is disabled (by default);
  • Cell: Used to enable the editing option.

In addition, you can disable editing for concrete columns separately through the CanUserEdit property of the DataGridColumn class. For more details on this check Columns Overview topic.

Columns' Editors

Each DataGrid column type provides different editor, so that the content could be edited in a convenient manner according to its value type. Check below the related Xamarin.Forms control for editing the values inside the DataGrid columns:

Column Type Editor
TextColumn Entry
NumericalColumn Entry
BooleanColumn Switch
DateColumn DatePicker
TimeColumn TimePicker
PickerColumn Picker
TemplateColumn custom editor by defining CellEditTemplate


In case the default editors do not suit the scenario you have, you can easily create a custom editor for each column by utilizing the CellEditTemplate property of the DataGridColumn. For detailed information on how the CellEditTemplate can be applied, go to Columns Cell Templates.

Editing Commands

RadDataGrid provides a few useful commands related to the editing functionality, such as:

  • BeginEdit: Provides an entry point just before the editing begins.
  • CancelEdit: Provides an entry point just before the editing is canceled.
  • CommitEdit: Provides an entry point just before the editing is committed.

For detailed information on how to utilize any of the listed commands, go to Editing Commands topic.


You could change the visual appearance of each editor through the CellEditorStyle property of the DataGridColumn. You would need to apply to CellEditorStyle a Xamarin.Forms.Style with TargetType set to the corresponding to each column editor control.

Check below a quick snippet with CellEditorStyle applied to DataGridTextColumn:

    <Style TargetType="Entry">
        <Setter Property="FontSize" Value="Large"/>
        <Setter Property="FontAttributes" Value="Bold"/>

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