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ASPxClientSpreadsheet.PopupMenuShowing Event

Occurs before the context menu is displayed and allows menu customization.


PopupMenuShowing: ASPxClientEvent<ASPxClientSpreadsheetPopupMenuShowingEventHandler<ASPxClientSpreadsheet>>

Event Data

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

Property Description
cancel Specifies whether to cancel the related action (for example, row edit, export). Inherited from ASPxClientCancelEventArgs.
menuItems Provides access to a collection of menu items in the context menu being invoked.
menuType Gets the currently displayed context menu’s type.


By handling the PopupMenuShowing client-side event, you can perform the following actions with the Spreadsheet’s context menu:

See Online Demo: Context Menu Customization


This sample illustrates how to prevent the context menu display for worksheet tabs and to add a custom menu item to the context menu displayed for row headings.

The context menu is dynamically processed in the ASPxClientSpreadsheet.PopupMenuShowing client event. The current context menu type is determined through the ASPxClientSpreadsheetPopupMenuShowingEventArgs.menuType property. A custom menu item is implemented as a new item containing a custom command name.

Clicks on the custom menu item with the custom command name are processed by using the ASPxClientSpreadsheet.CustomCommandExecuted client event. Within its handler, the activated custom command is identified and the corresponding action (insertion of a row with the current date and time values) is performed through a callback to the server.

using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
using DevExpress.Web;
using DevExpress.Web.ASPxSpreadsheet;
using DevExpress.Web.ASPxSpreadsheet.Internal;
using DevExpress.Web.Office;
using DevExpress.Web.Office.Internal;

    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
        if(!Page.IsPostBack) {
            string filePath = Server.MapPath("~/App_Data/WorkDirectory/DayBook.xlsx");

    protected void spreadsheet_Callback(object sender, CallbackEventArgsBase e) {
        IWorkbook currentWorkbook = spreadsheet.Document;
        Worksheet currentWorksheet = currentWorkbook.Worksheets.ActiveWorksheet;
        currentWorksheet.InsertCells(currentWorksheet.Selection, InsertCellsMode.EntireRow);

    void FillInTemplateValues(Worksheet currentWorksheet) {
        int currentRowIndex = currentWorksheet.Selection.TopRowIndex;
        currentWorksheet.Cells[currentRowIndex, 1].Value = DateTime.Now.Date;
        currentWorksheet.Cells[currentRowIndex, 2].Value = DateTime.Now.TimeOfDay;
        currentWorksheet.Cells[currentRowIndex, 2].NumberFormat = "h:mm";
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