DashboardViewer.DashboardItemClick Event

Occurs when an end-user clicks a dashboard item.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardWin

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v19.2.Win.dll


public event DashboardItemMouseActionEventHandler DashboardItemClick
Public Event DashboardItemClick As DashboardItemMouseActionEventHandler

Event Data

The DashboardItemClick event handler receives an argument of the DashboardItemMouseActionEventArgs type. The following properties provide information specific to this event.

Property Description
DashboardItemName Gets the name of the dashboard item for which the event has been raised.
(Inherited from DashboardItemMouseEventArgs)
Data Gets the dashboard item's client data.


Use the DashboardItemMouseEventArgs.DashboardItemName property to obtain the dashboard item name for which the event has been raised. The DashboardItemMouseHitTestEventArgs.Data property returns the client data for this dashboard item.

The DashboardItemMouseHitTestEventArgs.GetAxisPoint method returns the axis point related to the clicked dashboard item element. To obtain the underlying data for this element, use the DashboardItemMouseHitTestEventArgs.GetUnderlyingData method.


The DashboardItemClick event has the following limitations:


The following example demonstrates how to obtain client data corresponding to a particular visual element using DashboardViewer's API.

In this example, the DashboardViewer.DashboardItemClick event is handled to obtain client data for the Card dashboard item and display this data in a Chart control.

We obtain axis points placed on the "Sparkline" axis for the clicked card, determine corresponding actual/target values, and save these values to a data table. This table is used as a data source for the Chart control.

The Pie dashboard item demonstrates the master filtering feature. Click the slice and the Cards will display client data by the selected year.


The complete sample project How to obtain a dashboard item's client data in the WinForms Viewer is available in the DevExpress Examples repository.

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors;
using DevExpress.DashboardWin;
using DevExpress.DashboardCommon;
using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
using DevExpress.DashboardCommon.ViewerData;

namespace Dashboard_ClientDataCards_Win {
    public partial class Form1 : XtraForm {
        public Form1() {

        // Handles the DashboardViewer.DashboardItemClick event.
        private void dashboardViewer1_DashboardItemClick(object sender, 
            DashboardItemMouseActionEventArgs e) {
            if (e.DashboardItemName == "cardDashboardItem1" & e.GetAxisPoint() != null) {
                // Obtains client data related to the clicked card.
                MultiDimensionalData clickedItemData = e.Data.GetSlice(e.GetAxisPoint());
                DeltaDescriptor delta = e.GetDeltas()[0];

                // Creates a data table that will be used to hold client data.
                DataTable dataSource = new DataTable();
                dataSource.Columns.Add("Argument", typeof(DateTime));
                dataSource.Columns.Add("Actual", typeof(double));
                dataSource.Columns.Add("Target", typeof(double));

                // Saves values of axis points placed on the "sparkline" axis and corresponding
                // actual/target values to the data table.
                foreach (AxisPoint point in 
                    clickedItemData.GetAxisPoints(DashboardDataAxisNames.SparklineAxis)) {
                        DataRow row = dataSource.NewRow();                        
                        DeltaValue deltaValue = clickedItemData.GetSlice(point).GetDeltaValue(delta);
                        if (deltaValue.ActualValue.Value != null && 
                            deltaValue.TargetValue.Value != null) {
                            row["Argument"] = point.Value;
                            row["Actual"] = deltaValue.ActualValue.Value;
                            row["Target"] = deltaValue.TargetValue.Value;
                        else {
                            row["Argument"] = DBNull.Value;
                            row["Actual"] = DBNull.Value;
                            row["Target"] = DBNull.Value;
                DisplayDetailedChart(GetFormTitle(clickedItemData), dataSource);

        // Creates a new form that is invoked on the card click and 
        // shows the chart displaying client data.
        void DisplayDetailedChart(string title, DataTable dataSource) {
            XtraForm form = new XtraForm();
            form.Text = title;
            form.Bounds = new Rectangle(100, 100, 700, 350);

            ChartControl chart = new ChartControl();
            chart.Parent = form; chart.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;

            Series series1 = new Series("Actual", ViewType.SplineArea);
            Series series2 = new Series("Target", ViewType.Spline);
            chart.Series.AddRange(new Series[] { series1, series2 });

            foreach (Series series in chart.Series) {
                series.DataSource = dataSource; series.ArgumentDataMember = "Argument";
                series.ValueScaleType = ScaleType.Numerical;                
            series1.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Actual" });
            series2.ValueDataMembers.AddRange(new string[] { "Target" });
            ((XYDiagram)chart.Diagram).AxisY.Label.TextPattern = "{V:$0}";


        // Obtains a value of the axis point placed on the "default" axis
        // to display this value in the invoked form title.
        string GetFormTitle(MultiDimensionalData clickedItemData) {
            AxisPoint clickedPoint = 
            string clickedPointValue = clickedPoint.Value.ToString();
            return clickedPointValue;


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