ASP.NET and MVC GridView - Callback Support and Preview Changes in Batch Edit (v18.2)

ASP.NET Team Blog
25 October 2018

The Batch Edit feature of the DevExpress ASP.NET GridView is a fantastic time-saving feature.

Essentially, Batch Edit mode allows you to modify a batch of grid data on the client-side and to send it to the server in a single request. In this mode, the GridView maintains all user changes on the client side until the user saves or discards them.

Unfortunately, the Batch Edit mode was limited because it would only work for the page you were currently on. It did not allow you to page, sort, group, or perform any callback-based operation until you accepted or canceled those original changes.

Good news, we've solved this callback-based limitation. We're also introducing a new Batch Edit preview dialog.

Preview Batch Changes

Let's start with the new feature: Inserted, edited, and deleted edits can now be previewed and modified before data is saved in the Batch Edit mode. Take a look:

Batch Callback Support

As mentioned earlier, our ASP.NET GridView now supports callbacks in batch edit mode. Therefore, the control will not lose unsaved changes when the end-user filters, pages, groups or sorts data. Batch Edit mode now works across the entire GridView.

Drop me a line below with your thoughts on these DevExpress ASP.NET GridView features.

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Eric Upton 1
Eric Upton

Preview changes is a nice addition.

Plus the support for callbacks in batch edit mode makes this a much more robust client-side experience in my opinion.

26 October 2018
Suresh Kumar vn
Suresh Kumar vn

support for callbacks in batch edit is useful. great job!.

26 October 2018
Baldur Fürchau
Baldur Fürchau

Is now a callback also bei BatchEditStartEditing/BatchEditEndEditing possible?

I need this for 2 reasons:

- A ComboBox may contain different Items depending on the row which is edited.

- With MultiColumnCombobox i must change the TextFormatString from singlefield to multifield-search on enter and back to singlefield on leave.

Alternativly you can extend the ComboBox to use the DisplayFormatString also in MultiColumnCombobox for display and the TextFormatString for search wich is discussed since over 9 years!

31 October 2018
Vladimir Frizen (DevExpress)
Vladimir Frizen (DevExpress)

Hi Baldur,

Recently we released the Custom Filtering feature in the ComboBox. I think it can help in this scenario. Feel free to submit a ticket in our Support Center ( with the detailed description? Our support team is happy to help.

23 November 2018

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