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DashboardDesigner.SetInitialDashboardState Event

Allows you to specify the initial dashboard state when loading a dashboard.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardWin

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v22.1.Win.dll


public event SetInitialDashboardStateEventHandler SetInitialDashboardState

Event Data

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

Property Description
Dashboard A dashboard whose state can be initialized. Inherited from SetInitialDashboardStateBaseEventArgs.
InitialState Gets or sets the dashboard initial state. Inherited from SetInitialDashboardStateBaseEventArgs.


Refer to the Manage Dashboard State document for more information about a dashboard state.


View Example: How to Set the Initial Dashboard State in the WinForms Designer

The following code snippet shows how to save and restore a dashboard state for WinForms Dashboard Designer:

using DevExpress.DashboardCommon;
using System;
using System.Xml.Linq;

namespace WinDesignerDashboardState
    public partial class DesignerForm1: DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon.RibbonForm {
        public static readonly string PropertyName = "DashboardState";
        const string path = @"..\..\Dashboards\dashboardWithSavedState.xml";
        public DesignerForm1() {
            dashboardDesigner.DashboardClosing += dashboardDesigner_DashboardClosing;
            dashboardDesigner.SetInitialDashboardState += dashboardDesigner_SetInitialDashboardState;

        DashboardState GetDataFromString(string customPropertyValue) {
            DashboardState dState = new DashboardState();
            if(!string.IsNullOrEmpty(customPropertyValue)) {
                var xmlStateEl = XDocument.Parse(customPropertyValue);
            return dState;
        private void dashboardDesigner_SetInitialDashboardState(object sender,
            DevExpress.DashboardWin.SetInitialDashboardStateEventArgs e) {
            var state = GetDataFromString(dashboardDesigner.Dashboard.CustomProperties.GetValue(PropertyName));
            e.InitialState = state;

        private void dashboardDesigner_DashboardClosing(object sender,DevExpress.DashboardWin.DashboardClosingEventArgs e) {
            var dState = dashboardDesigner.GetDashboardState();
            var stateValue = dState.SaveToXml().ToString(SaveOptions.DisableFormatting);
            dashboardDesigner.Dashboard.CustomProperties.SetValue("DashboardState", stateValue);

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