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ASPxTreeList.CustomColumnDisplayText Event

Enables custom display text to be provided for any cell.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web.ASPxTreeList

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

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public event TreeListCustomColumnDisplayTextEventHandler CustomColumnDisplayText

Event Data

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

Property Description
Column Gets the processed column.
DisplayText Enables you to set a custom text for the cell currently being processed.
EncodeHtml Gets or sets a value that specifies whether the cell display text keeps any of its values that are HTML as HTML, or instead, strips out the HTML markers.
NodeKey Gets the processed node’s key value.
Value Gets the edit value of the cell currently being processed.


The CustomColumnDisplayText event can be used to provide custom display text for any cell. This event is fired for both bound and unbound columns.

Initially, the TreeListColumnDisplayTextEventArgs.DisplayText parameter returns null. To provide custom display text, assign the required string to this parameter. To get the current cell value, use the TreeListColumnDisplayTextEventArgs.Value parameter.

The CustomColumnDisplayText event fires in two cases.


The CustomColumnDisplayText event should not be handled for template columns.


This example demonstrates how to display the “empty” string within the Units On Order column’s data cells if they contain zero values.

The image below shows the result:


protected void ASPxTreeList1_CustomColumnDisplayText(object sender, DevExpress.Web.ASPxTreeList.TreeListColumnDisplayTextEventArgs e)
    if (e.Column.FieldName != "UnitsOnOrder") return;
    if (Convert.ToInt32(e.Value) == 0)
        e.DisplayText = "empty";
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