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ASPxPivotGrid.CustomFieldValueCells Event

Allows you to customize field value cells.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public event EventHandler<PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgs> CustomFieldValueCells

Event Data

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

Property Description
ColumnCount Gets the number of columns in the pivot grid. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.
IsUpdateRequired Gets whether the area where the field value cells reside needs to be redrawn after the event is handled. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.
RowCount Gets the number of rows in the pivot grid. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.

The event data class exposes the following methods:

Method Description
FindAllCells(Boolean, Predicate<Object[]>) Returns a list of the headers of the column/row whose summary values match the specified condition.
FindCell(Boolean, Predicate<Object[]>) Returns the header of the column/row whose summary values match the specified condition.
GetCell(Boolean, Int32) Returns the field value cell by its index.
GetCellCount(Boolean) Returns the number of field value cells in the specified area. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.
GetCellValue(Int32, Int32) Gets the value of a data cell by its column and row indexes. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.
GetGrandTotalLocation(Boolean) Returns the location of Grand Total columns or rows. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.
GetLevelCount(Boolean) Returns the number of column or row levels. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.
Remove(FieldValueCellBase) Removes the specified field value cell. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.
SetGrandTotalLocation(Boolean, GrandTotalLocation) Sets the location of Grand Total columns or rows to the specified value. Inherited from PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.
Split(Boolean, Predicate<FieldValueCell>, FieldValueSplitData[]) Splits all field value cells that match the specified condition.
Split(Boolean, Predicate<FieldValueCell>, Boolean, FieldValueSplitData[]) Splits all field value cells that match the specified condition, or only the first matching cell.
Split(Boolean, Predicate<FieldValueCell>, Boolean, IList<FieldValueSplitData>) Splits all field value cells that match the specified condition, or only the first matching cell.
Split(Boolean, Predicate<FieldValueCell>, IList<FieldValueSplitData>) Splits all field value cells that match the specified condition.


The CustomFieldValueCells event occurs when the layout of the ASPxPivotGrid is changed, allowing you to customize column and row headers: field value cells, data field, total and grand total headers.

Use the event parameter’s PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgs.GetCell method to obtain data related to an individual cell, by its index. This method returns a FieldValueCell object, which provides the data. Use the PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.GetCellCount method to obtain the total number of field value cells. Column/row headers can also be identified by their column/row. Use the PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgs.FindCell method to obtain the header whose column/row matches a specific condition.

The CustomFieldValueCells event allows you to specify the location of grand total headers using the PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.SetGrandTotalLocation method. To obtain the current location of grand total headers, use the PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.GetGrandTotalLocation method.

When handling the CustomFieldValueCells event, you can also remove individual cells with their nested columns and rows via the PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgsBase.Remove method.

The PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgs.Split method allows you to split field value cells that have more than one nested cell. This method splits cells that match the specified condition (or, optionally, only the first matching cell) in a custom manner defined by the FieldValueSplitData objects.


Custom values provided via the ASPxPivotGrid.CustomCellValue, ASPxPivotGrid.CustomSummary and ASPxPivotGrid.CustomCellDisplayText events are not available when handling the CustomFieldValueCells event, because it is raised prior to these events.


The following example demonstrates how to split field value cells. In this example, the Grand Total column header is split into two cells: Price and Count. To do this, handle the CustomFieldValueCells event and use the event parameter’s Split method. Cells that should be split are identified by a predicate that returns true for those cells. The quantity, size and captions of newly created cells are specified by an array of cell definitions (the FieldValueSplitData objects).

View Example

<head id="Head1" runat="server">
    <title>Untitled Page</title>
    <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <asp:RadioButtonList ID="radioButtonList" runat="server"
            AutoPostBack="true" CellSpacing="10" >
            <asp:ListItem Selected="True">Default Layout</asp:ListItem>
            <asp:ListItem>Split Grand Total Column Header</asp:ListItem>
        <br />
            <dx:ASPxPivotGrid ID="pivotGrid" runat="server" Width="500px" 

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Web.UI;
using DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid.Data;

namespace ASPxPivotGrid_SplittingCells {
    public partial class _Default : Page {
        protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            if (!IsCallback && !IsPostBack) {
            pivotGrid.DataSource = PivotHelper.GetDataTable();
        protected void pivotGrid_CustomFieldValueCells(object sender,
                             PivotCustomFieldValueCellsEventArgs e) {
            if (pivotGrid.DataSource == null) return;
            if (radioButtonList.SelectedIndex == 0) return;

            // Creates a predicate that returns true for the Grand Total
            // headers, and false for any other column/row header.
            // Only cells that match this predicate are split.
            Predicate<FieldValueCell> condition =
                new Predicate<FieldValueCell>(delegate(FieldValueCell matchCell) {
                return matchCell.ValueType == PivotGridValueType.GrandTotal &&
                    matchCell.Field == null;

            // Creates a list of cell definitions that represent newly created cells.
            // Two definitions are added to the list. The first one identifies
            // the Price cell, which has two nested cells (the Retail Price and Wholesale Price
            // data field headers). The second one identifies the Count cell with 
            // one nested cell (the Quantity data field header).
            List<FieldValueSplitData> cells = new List<FieldValueSplitData>(2);
            cells.Add(new FieldValueSplitData("Price", 2));
            cells.Add(new FieldValueSplitData("Count", 1));

            // Performs splitting.
            e.Split(true, condition, cells);
        protected void pivotGrid_FieldValueDisplayText(object sender, 
                                PivotFieldDisplayTextEventArgs e) {
            if (e.Field == pivotGrid.Fields[PivotHelper.Month] && e.Value is int) {
                e.DisplayText = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.DateTimeFormat.GetMonthName((int)e.Value);
using System.Data;
using DevExpress.Web.ASPxPivotGrid;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;

namespace ASPxPivotGrid_SplittingCells {
    public static class PivotHelper {
        public const string Employee = "Employee";
        public const string Widget = "Widget";
        public const string Month = "Month";
        public const string RetailPrice = "Retail Price";
        public const string WholesalePrice = "Wholesale Price";
        public const string Quantity = "Quantity";
        public const string Remains = "Remains";

        public const string EmployeeA = "Employee A";
        public const string EmployeeB = "Employee B";
        public const string WidgetA = "Widget A";
        public const string WidgetB = "Widget B";
        public const string WidgetC = "Widget C";

        public static void FillPivot(ASPxPivotGrid pivot) {
            pivot.Fields.Add(Employee, PivotArea.RowArea);
            pivot.Fields.Add(Widget, PivotArea.RowArea);
            pivot.Fields.Add(Month, PivotArea.ColumnArea).AreaIndex = 0;
            pivot.Fields.Add(RetailPrice, PivotArea.DataArea);
            pivot.Fields.Add(WholesalePrice, PivotArea.DataArea);
            pivot.Fields.Add(Quantity, PivotArea.DataArea);
            foreach (PivotGridField field in pivot.Fields) {
                field.AllowedAreas = GetAllowedArea(field.Area);
            pivot.OptionsView.RowTotalsLocation = PivotRowTotalsLocation.Far;
            pivot.OptionsView.ColumnTotalsLocation = PivotTotalsLocation.Far;
            pivot.OptionsDataField.Area = PivotDataArea.ColumnArea;
            pivot.OptionsDataField.AreaIndex = 1;
        static PivotGridAllowedAreas GetAllowedArea(PivotArea area) {
            switch (area) {
                case PivotArea.ColumnArea:
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.ColumnArea;
                case PivotArea.RowArea:
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.RowArea;
                case PivotArea.DataArea:
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.DataArea;
                case PivotArea.FilterArea:
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.FilterArea;
                    return PivotGridAllowedAreas.All;
        public static DataTable GetDataTable() {
            DataTable table = new DataTable();
            table.Columns.Add(Employee, typeof(string));
            table.Columns.Add(Widget, typeof(string));
            table.Columns.Add(Month, typeof(int));
            table.Columns.Add(RetailPrice, typeof(double));
            table.Columns.Add(WholesalePrice, typeof(double));
            table.Columns.Add(Quantity, typeof(int));
            table.Columns.Add(Remains, typeof(int));
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetA, 6, 45.6, 40, 3);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetA, 7, 38.9, 30, 6);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetB, 6, 24.7, 20, 7);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetB, 7, 8.3, 7.5, 5);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetC, 6, 10.0, 9, 4);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeA, WidgetC, 7, 20.0, 18.5, 5);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetA, 6, 77.8, 70, 2);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetA, 7, 32.5, 30, 1);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetB, 6, 12, 11, 10);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetB, 7, 6.7, 5.5, 4);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetC, 6, 30.0, 28.7, 6);
            table.Rows.Add(EmployeeB, WidgetC, 7, 40.0, 38.3, 7);
            return table;
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