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Standard Formatting Mechanism

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You can use the standard formatting mechanism to format display values. This mechanism allows you to apply standard format patterns to values. For instance, you can display a numeric value as currency, a hexadecimal value, scientific notation, etc. If you have a date/time value, you can use the standard Short Date, Long Date, or Full Date/Time format.

Data Cells

Specify a column editor’s EditPropertiesBase.DisplayFormatString property to format cell values.

<dxwgv:GridViewDataSpinEditColumn FieldName="Budget" VisibleIndex="2">
    <PropertiesSpinEdit DisplayFormatString="c2" NumberFormat="Custom">

The image below shows the result:


Summary Values

Use a summary item’s ASPxSummaryItemBase.DisplayFormat property to format values displayed within summary cells.

    <dxwgv:ASPxSummaryItem DisplayFormat="Count: {0}" FieldName="ID" ShowInColumn="ID"
        SummaryType="Count" />
    <dxwgv:ASPxSummaryItem DisplayFormat="Max Budget = {0:c2}" 
     FieldName="Budget" ShowInColumn="Budget"
        SummaryType="Max" />

The image below shows the result:


Group Rows

The ASPxGridViewSettings.GroupFormat property allows you to specify the text pattern for group rows. The text pattern can include static text and predefined placeholders.

This property’s default value is “{0}: {1} {2}“:

  • {0} - The placeholder for the group column’s caption.
  • {1} - The placeholder for the group column’s value, which corresponds to the current group row.
  • {2} - The placeholder for a group row’s summary text.
<dxwgv:ASPxGridView ID="ASPxGridView1" runat="server" AutoGenerateColumns="False"
     DataSourceID="AccessDataSource1" FilterEnabled="True" KeyFieldName="ID">
    <Settings ShowFooter="True" ShowGroupPanel="True" GroupFormat="{1}: {2}" />
        <dxwgv:ASPxSummaryItem DisplayFormat="{0} Departments" FieldName="Department"
        SummaryType="Count" />

The image below shows the result: