Custom editor for objects in an array

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Posted 5 years ago by Justin Klein
Version: 15.1.0623

When populating a PropertyGrid via SelectedObject, my understanding is that the correct way to specify my desired editor for a given property is to mark it with the Editor attribute, i.e.:

using ActiproSoftware.Windows.Controls.PropertyGrid.Editors;
[Editor(typeof(ComboBoxPropertyEditor), typeof(PropertyEditor))]
public bool TestValue { get; set; } 


That works fine - however, how would I specify the editor for objects contained in an array property?  For instance:

using ActiproSoftware.Windows.Controls.PropertyGrid.Editors;

bool[] testValue = new bool[20];

[Editor(typeof(ComboBoxPropertyEditor), typeof(PropertyEditor))]
public bool[] TestValue { get { return testValue; } set{ testValue=value; } }

 This will show a ComboBox on the PropertyGrid line listing the name of the array itself - whereas I'm trying to get a ComboBox for each boolean within the array?

Comments (2)

Posted 5 years ago by Justin Klein

Found a workaround: I just set a PropertyEditor that applies to all properties of type bool (including those in the array).  This isn't an explicit per-property specification (as above), but actually works better in my case.  i.e.:

    <ActiPropGrid:PropertyEditor PropertyType="{x:Type system:Boolean}">
Posted 5 years ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA

Hi Justin,

The workaround you are doing is what we should suggest.  I don't think there is another way to specify the property editor for array items.

Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2020.1.0) was released 23 days ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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