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GridCheckBoxColumn is disabled

I have an sfDatagrid containing a check box column, which is displaying as grey (disabled) and is not accepting input. The column is not readonly, and the underlying boolean in the view model is not readonly. What do I have to do to make the field editable?

            <syncfusion:SfDataGrid HorizontalAlignment="Stretch" VerticalAlignment="Stretch"
                           ItemsSource="{Binding Changes}"
                    AutoGenerateColumns="False" ColumnSizer="Auto" AllowSorting="False" AllowResizingColumns="True"
                    AllowDraggingRows="True" AllowDrop="True">
                    <syncfusion:GridCheckBoxColumn HeaderText="" MappingName="Selected" IsReadOnly="False"/>
                    <syncfusion:GridTextColumn HeaderText="Description" MappingName="Description"/>


public class EntrantChange : ViewModelBase


      public bool Selected { get; set; }

      public string Description { get; }


4 Replies

RU Russell March 13, 2023 03:14 AM UTC

OK, so I've added another column using a DataTemplate to display the checkbox, and that works fine. Go figure.

<syncfusion:GridCheckBoxColumn HeaderText="X" MappingName="Selected" Width="54" IsReadOnly="False"/>
<syncfusion:GridTextColumn HeaderText="Y" MappingName="Selected" Width="54">
<CheckBox IsChecked="{Binding Selected}" HorizontalAlignment="Center" VerticalAlignment="Center"/>

SJ Sathiyathanam Jeyakumar Syncfusion Team March 13, 2023 12:51 PM UTC

Hi Russell,

To enable editing for columns in the DataGrid, make sure to set the AllowEditing property to true. If this property is not enabled, you will not be able to edit the checkbox. Additionally, if your underlying property is of boolean type, you can directly use the GridCheckBoxColumn instead of manually adding a checkbox to a CellTemplate. The GridCheckBoxColumn will take care of displaying the checkbox and updating the value of the underlying property automatically.

UG Link : https://help.syncfusion.com/wpf/datagrid/editing

Let us know if you need any further assistance on this.



RU Russell March 13, 2023 11:35 PM UTC

Got it, thanks

SJ Sathiyathanam Jeyakumar Syncfusion Team March 14, 2023 05:45 PM UTC


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