Yampeku Yampeku - 1 year ago 492
Java Question

How to make only some columns editable in a Vaadin Grid?

Vaadin Grid allows to be defined as editable with


This makes all visible columns editable. However I don't want the user to edit an specific column, but seems like the editable is an all or nothing.

The next best solution I have found is to define an editor field with a disabled editor, which almost does the trick but the user is still able to select the text and move the cursor (but the field is not editable anymore).

Grid.Column nameColumn = grid.getColumn("fullName");
nameColumn.setHeaderCaption("Full Name");


private Field<?> getNoEditableTextField() {
TextField noEditableTextFiled = new TextField();
return noEditableTextFiled;

I believe Label cannot be used because it's not a Field.

Is there a better option to achieve this?

edit: as aakath said, there is a way of achieving this not enabling the column to be edited, but in doing so the cell value disappears when you edit the row, which is not desirable.

ati ati
Answer Source

my solution is below. i have just finished. it was not tested too much. but it may give you some ideas.




private Field<?> getNoEditableField(final String columnName) {
    CustomField<Label> result = new CustomField() {
        protected Component getContent() {
            Label result = (Label) super.getContent();
            Object editedItemId = getEditedItemId();
            String value = DEFAULT_VALUE;
            if (editedItemId != null) {
                value = CustomizableGrid.this.toString(getContainerDataSource().getItem(editedItemId).getItemProperty(columnName).getValue());
            return result;

        protected Component initContent() {
            Label result = new Label(DEFAULT_VALUE, ContentMode.HTML);
            return result;

        public Class getType() {
            return Label.class;
    result.setConverter(new Converter<Label, Object>() {
    //converter for your data

    return result;
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