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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.v18.2.dll


public event EventHandler<ListBoxItemTextCellPreparedEventArgs> ItemTextCellPrepared
Public Event ItemTextCellPrepared As EventHandler(Of ListBoxItemTextCellPreparedEventArgs)

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. To customize the cell appearance, use the ListBoxItemTextCellPreparedEventArgs.TextCell, ListBoxItemTextCellPreparedEventArgs.Column and ListBoxItemTextCellPreparedEventArgs.Item properties.

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


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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