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GridView.GridMenuItemClick Event

Enables you to provide custom responses to clicking context menu items.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v17.1.dll

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Expanded Event Data

The event handler receives an argument of type GridMenuItemClickEventArgs containing data related to this event.

The following GridMenuItemClickEventArgs properties provide information specific to this event.
Property Description
Column Gets the column whose footer cell or header was clicked to invoke a context menu.
DXMenuItem Gets the clicked menu item.
Handled Gets or sets a value specifying whether default menu item click processing is required after event handler execution.
MenuItem This property is obsolete.
MenuType Gets the type of the context menu whose item was clicked.
SummaryFormat Gets or sets the summary value formatting.
SummaryItem Gets a summary item object corresponding to the footer cell whose menu's item was clicked.
SummaryItems Gets the View's group summary items collection.
SummaryType Gets the summary type which is about to be applied.

Expanded Remarks

Grid Views provide context menus of three types: group panel context menu, column header context menu and footer context menu. The availability of these menus is controlled by the View's OptionsMenu property.

The GridMenuItemClick event is fired in response to clicking a menu item. It enables you to cancel default actions performed when clicking a particular item and provide your own item handling. You can also perform actions as well as the default processing. For instance, you may update a summary item's formatting when end-users change the summary type using context menus.

Note: the GridMenuItemClick event is not raised when clicking menu items created manually. Such items can be added to menus using the PopupMenuShowing event.

Please refer to the Implementing Custom Behavior for Popup Menus topic for details.

Expanded Example

The following code demonstrates how to use the GridMenuItemClick event to customize a specific column's summary. The code determines for which column a menu is activated, and if this column's GridColumn.FieldName property value is "UnitPrice" and the menu type is a footer menu and an item clicked is not "Count", then the text displayed in the summary footer under the "UnitPrice" column is formatted to display the summary value in currency format:

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