Inline Editing feature in SharePoint 2010 provides us an option for editing items in the same page – Same Line, with out going to a separate edit form.
How to enable inline editing in SharePoint 2010?
It’s configured in view’s settings. To activate inline editing in SharePoint 2010, Just modify the view of the relevant List or Library.
and enable the check-box for “Allow Inline Editing”.
Once enabled, You will get an Edit icon when you hover over list items.
Remember, you can’t edit the read-only fields (such as ID, calculated columns, Read-only Fields – Created by, Modified, etc) in Inline editing.
On clicking edit icon, you will get edit options for all editable controls of the item.
Once done with your edit, you can either save or cancel editing by clicking on relevant button.
Inline Editing Doesn’t Work in even after you enable the “Allow Inline Editing” check-box?
Inline editing only works, when you setup the view style to “Default”. If you change it to any other style (say: Shaded, Newsletter, Boxed, etc) inline editing will not work!
Make sure, Your View’s Style is: Default!