RadGridView Edit UI Elements looks wrong

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  1. Curtis
    Curtis avatar
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    Oct 2014

    Posted 08 Jan 2020 Link to this post

    Recently I needed to dive into the UI Elements at Design Time to make some adjustments...this project is several years old and it's been a while since I've been into this dialog box so the issue may be months old and I simply didn't notice. 


    Anyway here's the issue: when I click the tiny right-arrow at the top right corner of the grid in Design Mode I see the usual helper-popup window.

    I select the 4th item down per-usual "Edit UI Elements" and get the Element hierarchy editor.

    Under Control element structure I am pretty sure there used to be a fair number of branches listed under the main branch but now I only see the main branch with no way of expanding to see what lives under it (see attached picture below.)


    Am I wrong?  Does the RadGridView NOT have any editable elements?  I'm certain once upon a time I came in here to edit the Column Header Height and a few of the colors.


    I have reinstalled Telerik R3 2018 (The version this application uses)

    I have re-copied the DLLs from the installation folder to the application's "Libraries" folder to make sure I had not accidentally overwritten one or more.

    I have created a 100% new WinForm and placed a grid on it to check - same results.

    I created a 100% new Telerik Project and again placed a grid on the main form - same results.


    Any advice/suggestions you can offer would be greatly appreciated.


  2. Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
    Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.  avatar
    4166 posts

    Posted 10 Jan 2020 Link to this post


    Hello, Curtis,   

    Indeed, the Edit UI Element doesn't allow you to modify the inner elements in RadGridView. Actually, it would be better to hide this option for triggering the Elements Hierarchy editor for RadGridView.

    Could you please specify what exactly do you want to change in the elements editor at design time? RadGridView offers different formatting events (CellFormatting/RowFormatting) for customizing the cells because it uses data virtualization: 

    Once we get better understanding what is the exact goal that you are trying to achieve at design time we would be able to think about a suitable solution and assist you further. Thank you in advance.

    I am looking forward to your reply.

    Dess | Tech Support Engineer, Sr.
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