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How to add the copied rows as new rows in WPF DataGrid while pasting?

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You can customize the clipboard operations in the SfDataGrid by overriding the GridCutCopyPaste class and assigning its instance to the SfDataGird.GridCopyPaste property as described in the following code example.


this.sfdatagrid.GridCopyPaste = new CustomCopyPaste(sfdatagrid);

You can paste the copied content (clipboard content) as new rows in the SfDataGrid by overriding the PasteToRows method of the GridCutCopyPaste.


public class CustomCopyPaste : GridCutCopyPaste
    public CustomCopyPaste(SfDataGrid sfgrid)
        : base(sfgrid)
protected override void PasteToRows(object clipboardrows)
        var copiedRecord = (string[])clipboardrows;
        int copiedrecordscount = copiedRecord.Count();
        //Based on the clipboard count added the new record to be pasted.
        if (copiedrecordscount > 0)
            for (int i = 0; i < copiedrecordscount; i++)
                // Creates new record.
                for (int j = 0; j < this.dataGrid.Columns.Count; j++)
                    var record = copiedRecord[i];
                    string[] splitRecord = Regex.Split(record, @"\t");
                    //Adds the new record by using the PasteToCell method, by passing the
                    //created data, particular column, and clipboard value.
                    this.PasteToCell(this.dataGrid.View.CurrentAddItem,                                                         this.dataGrid.Columns[j], splitRecord[j]);                        
                // Commits the pasted record.


So, when you trigger the paste action in the SfDataGrid by pressing Ctrl+V, new rows are added based on the clipboard content.


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