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IDashboardControl.DashboardItemControlCreated Event

Allows you to access underlying WinForms controls.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardWin

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v24.1.Win.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Dashboard


event DashboardItemControlCreatedEventHandler DashboardItemControlCreated

Event Data

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

Property Description
CardControl Gets an underlying Card control.
ChartContext Gets the chart context.
ChartControl Gets an underlying chart control.
DashboardItemName Gets the component name of the dashboard item for which the event was raised.
DateFilterControl Gets an underlying date filter control.
GaugeContext Gets the gauge context.
GaugeControl Gets an underlying gauge control.
GridContext Gets the grid context.
GridControl Gets an underlying grid control.
MapControl Gets an underlying map control.
PictureEdit Gets an underlying picture edit control.
PivotGridControl Gets an underlying PivotGridControl.
RichEditControl Gets an underlying RichEdit control.
TreeMapControl Gets an underlying TreeMap control.


The following code snippets shows how to customize the controls used to visualize data in the dashboard items at runtime.

WinForms Dashboard - Underlying controls customization example

The following options are changed:

using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
using DevExpress.XtraGauges.Core.Drawing;
using DevExpress.XtraGauges.Win.Gauges.Circular;
using DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid;
using DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid;
using System.Drawing;

namespace DashboardDesigner_ControlAccess
    public partial class DesignerForm1: DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon.RibbonForm
        public DesignerForm1() {

        private void dashboardDesigner_DashboardItemControlCreated(object sender, DevExpress.DashboardWin.DashboardItemControlEventArgs e) {
            // For all Pivot items in the dashboard:
            if (e.PivotGridControl != null) {
                PivotGridControl pivotGridControl = e.PivotGridControl;
                pivotGridControl.CustomCellValue += PivotGridControl_CustomCellValue; ;

        private void PivotGridControl_CustomCellValue(object sender, PivotCellValueEventArgs e) {
            if (e.RowField == null) return;
            if (e.GetFieldValue(e.RowField).ToString().Contains("Mountain"))
                e.Value = "###";

        private void dashboardDesigner_DashboardItemControlUpdated(object sender, DevExpress.DashboardWin.DashboardItemControlEventArgs e) {
            // For all Grid items in the dashboard:
            if(e.GridControl!= null) {
                GridView gridView = e.GridControl.MainView as GridView;
                gridView.Appearance.Row.Font = new Font("Arial", 10);
            // For a specific Chart item in the dashboard:
            if(e.DashboardItemName == "chartDashboardItem1") {
                ChartControl chartControl = e.ChartControl;
                ((XYDiagram)chartControl.Diagram).Panes[0].BackColor = Color.LightYellow;
            // For a specific Gauge item in the dashboard:
            if (e.DashboardItemName == "gaugeDashboardItem1") {
                var gauge = e.GaugeControl.Gauges[0] as CircularGauge;
                gauge.Labels[0].AppearanceBackground.ContentBrush = new SolidBrushObject(Color.LightGreen);
                gauge.Labels[0].Text = "Custom Revenue Label";
                gauge.Labels[0].AppearanceText.Font = new Font("Tahoma", 16);
                gauge.Scales[0].MajorTickCount = 8;

        private void dashboardDesigner_DashboardItemBeforeControlDisposed(object sender, DevExpress.DashboardWin.DashboardItemControlEventArgs e) {
            if(e.PivotGridControl != null) {
                PivotGridControl pivotGridControl = e.PivotGridControl;
                pivotGridControl.CustomCellValue -= PivotGridControl_CustomCellValue;
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