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PivotGridFieldOptions.AllowExpand Property

Gets or sets whether an end-user is allowed to expand/collapse the rows or columns which correspond to the current field.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.PivotGrid.v22.2.Core.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.PivotGrid.Core, DevExpress.Win.Dashboard.Design


public DefaultBoolean AllowExpand { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
DefaultBoolean Default

A DefaultBoolean enumeration value which specifies whether end-users can expand/collapse the field’s rows or columns.

Available values:

Name Description Return Value

The value is true.



The value is false.



The value is specified by a global option or a higher-level object.


Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Library Object Type Path to AllowExpand
Cross-Platform Class Library PivotGridFieldBase
WinForms Controls PivotGridField
Reporting XRPivotGridField
ASP.NET MVC Extensions MVCxPivotGridField
ASP.NET Web Forms Controls PivotGridField


This property is in effect for fields displayed within the Column Header Area and Row Header Area. It specifies whether expand buttons are displayed within Field Value boxes and thus it determines whether an end-user can expand/collapse specific rows/columns.

If the AllowExpand property is set to DefaultBoolean.Default the ability to expand/collapse rows/columns is determined by the control’s PivotGridOptionsCustomization.AllowExpand property.

Set the AllowExpand property to DefaultBoolean.False to prevent an end-user from expanding/collapsing the corresponding rows/columns.

If the AllowExpand property is set to DefaultBoolean.True an end-user can expand/collapse the corresponding rows/columns regardless of the PivotGridOptionsCustomization.AllowExpand property’s value.

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