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Often collection data is better presented in a tabular view and better edited in a form view. Such UX approach is referred by our clients as “Popup editing in RadGridView”.

With the help of the new RadDataForm and the good old RadGridView a few lines of code are needed to accomplish this.


To have this working we need to :

1. Bind RadGridView to a collection IEditable and INotifyPropertyChange objects.

this.RadGridView1.ItemsSource = Person.GetSampleListOfPersons();

2. Bind a RadDataForm  to the current item of RadGridView


 <telerik:RadDataForm CurrentItem="{Binding CurrentItem,ElementName=RadGridView1}" …

3. Handle  the button event to show RadDataForm when needed.


private void Edit_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
            this.RadGridView1.CurrentItem = ((Button)sender).DataContext;
            this.RadDataForm1.Visibility = Visibility.Visible;

4.Handle the EditEnded event of RadDataform to hide it when no more needed.


void RadDataForm1_EditEnded(object sender, Telerik.Windows.Controls.Data.DataForm.EditEndedEventArgs e)
        this.RadDataForm1.Visibility = Visibility.Collapsed;

That is all you need to have  popup editing in RadGridView .


The full source code and a demo app  may be downloaded

About the Author

Pavel Pavlov

Pavel has been part of the Progress Telerik team for five years. He has a background in various XAML technologies, including WPF, Silverlight, WinRT and UWP. He is now part of the Telerik UI for Xamarin team at Progress.

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