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The ViewEditMode module controls the state of DetailView.ViewEditMode. Choose Edit mode to open a DetailView in edit mode.

The module uses the next two strategies:

  1. It monitors the DetailView creation and modifies its ViewEditMode property according to model configuration. However later ViewEditMode property modifications are allowed.
  2. It monitors the ViewEditMode modifiation and cancels it if the LockViewEditMode attribute is used.


  1. First you need the nuget package so issue this command to the VS Nuget package console

    Install-Package Xpand.XAF.Modules.ViewEditMode.

    The above only references the dependencies and nexts steps are mandatory.

  2. Ways to Register a Module or simply add the next call to your module constructor


The module is not integrated with any eXpandFramework module. You have to install it as described.


The module is not bound to DevExpress versioning, which means you can use the latest version with your old DevExpress projects Read more.

The module follows the Nuget Version Basics.



DevExpress.ExpressApp Any
System.Reactive 4.1.6
Xpand.XAF.Modules.Reactive 1.2.46
Xpand.VersionConverter 1.0.34


To Step in the source code you need to enable Source Server support in your Visual Studio/Tools/Options/Debugging/Enable Source Server Support. See also How to boost your DevExpress Debugging Experience.

If the package is installed in a way that you do not have access to uninstall it, then you can unload it with the next call when XafApplication.SetupComplete.

((Xpand.XAF.Modules.ViewEditModeModule) Application.Modules.FindModule(typeof(Xpand.XAF.Modules.ViewEditModeModule))).Unload();


The module extends the IModelDetailView interface with the IModelDetailViewViewEditMode.



The module is tested on Azure for each build with these tests


The module is valuable in scenarios similar to:

  1. When you want to navigate from a ListView to a DetailView without the intermediate view which is set to View ViewEditMode.
  2. When you develop a master-detail layout and you want to control the ViewEditMode state of your

XtraDashboardModule ,ExcelImporterModule are modules that use the ViewEditModeModule.

Next screenshot is an example from ExcelImporter from the view tha maps the Excel columns with the BO members.


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