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ASPxAutoCompleteBoxBase.ItemTextCellPrepared Event

Occurs on the server side before a text cell has been rendered.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public event EventHandler<ListBoxItemTextCellPreparedEventArgs> ItemTextCellPrepared

Event Data

The ItemTextCellPrepared event's data class is ListBoxItemTextCellPreparedEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
Column Gets the column that owns a cell that is about to be processed.
Item Gets an item object related to the event.
TextCell Gets the currently processed cell of the editor.


Write a ItemTextCellPrepared event handler to customize the cell appearance (CssClass, Tooltip, control styles) before it is rendered.

The editor’s content is customized using the ASPxAutoCompleteBoxBase.ItemTemplate property.

To set an attribute to a processed item, use the client SetItemTextCellAttribute(itemIndex, textCellIndex, attributeName, attributeValue) method.

function OnClick(s, e) {
    comboBox.SetItemTextCellAttribute(5, 1, "your_attribute_name", "attribute_value");


The following example illustrates how to customize the appearance of combo box items.


string GetItemTooltip(ListEditItem item) {
    return string.Format("Country: {0}\r\nCity: {1} \r\nAddress: {2}",
        item.GetFieldValue("Country"), item.GetFieldValue("City"), item.GetFieldValue("Address"));
protected void customersComboBox_ItemTextCellPrepared(object sender, ListBoxItemTextCellPreparedEventArgs e) { 
    if(e.Column.FieldName == "ContactName") {
        string contactTitle = e.Item.GetFieldValue("ContactTitle").ToString();
        if(contactTitle == "Owner") {
            e.TextCell.CssClass += " owner";
            e.TextCell.ToolTip = "Owner";
    if(e.Column.FieldName == "Phone")
        e.TextCell.CssClass += " phone";
protected void customersComboBox_ItemRowPrepared(object sender, ListBoxItemRowPreparedEventArgs e) {
    e.Row.ToolTip = GetItemTooltip(e.Item);
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