How to: Validate the ObjectDataSource Contained in the Spreadsheet MailMerge Template

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Loading the mail merge templates with the ObjectDataSource data source may cause undesired behavior if the data source is contained in a compiled assembly. This example illustrates how to use a custom service that implements the IObjectDataSourceValidationService interface to validate an ObjectDataSource contained in the loaded mail merge template and prevent the data source from loading.

static void Main() {
    Workbook workbook = new DevExpress.Spreadsheet.Workbook();
    workbook.ReplaceService<IObjectDataSourceValidationService>(new MyObjectDataSourceValidationService());
    var result = workbook.GenerateMailMergeDocuments();