To reproduce: 1. Bind RadGridView to the Northwind.Customers table. 2. Activate the editor for some of the cells from the CustomerID column. 3. Enter "ALFKI" which already exists. The DataError event is supposed to be fired in this case. If you set the GridViewDataErrorEventArgs.ThrowException argument to true the exception is supposed to be thrown. However, nothing happens. Please refer to the attached sample project.