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Excel Cell Click Behaviour.

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118722 Apr 3,2015 08:47 AM Apr 7,2015 10:48 PM WPF 1
Tags: GridDataControl
Basavaraj Angadi
Asked On April 3, 2015 08:47 AM

 i am facing issue wrt to Excel Click.

Problem  : Double Click on cell then cursor should point to to the letter where I am clicked. This is exactly same behavior in Excel Cell text Selection.

I am using the below code,

this.grid.Model.Options.ActivateCurrentCellBehavior = GridCellActivateAction.DblClickOnCell | GridCellActivateAction.PositionCaret;

with above code change, cell gets actvated on double click but cursor will be pointed to end of the content on right side.

But I need , Double Click on the Cell and Cursor should point to the exact position where I am clicked. Exact feature like excel cell text selection

Jayapradha S [Syncfusion]
Replied On April 7, 2015 10:48 PM

Hi Basavaraj,

Thank you for using Syncfusion products.

We have analyzed your requirement and you can placed the cursor position where you clicked like in Excel by using PreviewMouseLeftButtonDown and CurrentCellStartEditing Event as shown in the below code snippet,

Code Snippet:

void grid_CurrentCellStartEditing(object sender, Syncfusion.Windows.ComponentModel.SyncfusionCancelRoutedEventArgs args)


if (doubleClickArgs != null)


this.Dispatcher.BeginInvoke(new Action(SetCursorPosition),System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherPriority.ApplicationIdle);



void grid_PreviewMouseLeftButtonDown(object sender, MouseButtonEventArgs e)







private MouseButtonEventArgs doubleClickArgs = null;

private void SetCursorPosition()


GridCurrentCell cc = this.grid.Model.CurrencyManager.CurrentCell;

if (cc.Renderer.CurrentCellUIElement is TextBox)


TextBox tb = cc.Renderer.CurrentCellUIElement as TextBox;

if (doubleClickArgs != null)


Point pt = doubleClickArgs.GetPosition(tb);

tb.SelectionStart = tb.GetCharacterIndexFromPoint(pt, true) + 1;

tb.SelectionLength = 0;


doubleClickArgs = null;


We have prepared a sample to achieve your requirement and please find the sample from the below location,

Sample Link: GridDataControlsample.zip

Kindly let us know if this solution helps you.



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