[wpf] How can I disable editing cells in a WPF Datagrid?

I'm constructing a datagrid in Windows Presentation Foundation, and I have a problem. When a user double-clicks on a cell in my datagrid, the cell goes into edit mode. I want to prevent that. Instead I want users to be able to select the full row - not edit values in it.

How can I make it so that double-clicks select the full row instead of putting the clicked-on cell in edit mode?

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The answer is

The WPF DataGrid has an IsReadOnly property that you can set to True to ensure that users cannot edit your DataGrid's cells.

You can also set this value for individual columns in your DataGrid as needed.

The DataGrid has an XAML property IsReadOnly that you can set to true:


I see users in comments wondering how to disable cell editing while allowing row deletion : I managed to do this by setting all columns individually to read only, instead of the DataGrid itself.

<DataGrid IsReadOnly="False">
        <DataGridTextColumn IsReadOnly="True"/>
        <DataGridTextColumn IsReadOnly="True"/>

If you want to disable editing the entire grid, you can set IsReadOnly to true on the grid. If you want to disable user to add new rows, you set the property CanUserAddRows="False"

<DataGrid IsReadOnly="True" CanUserAddRows="False" />

Further more you can set IsReadOnly on individual columns to disable editing.