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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

DataSourceOptionsBase.CellValueConverter Property

Gets or sets the converter that transforms cell values into custom objects and back.

Namespace: DevExpress.Spreadsheet

Assembly: DevExpress.Spreadsheet.v22.1.Core.dll


public IBindingRangeValueConverter CellValueConverter { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

An object implementing the IBindingRangeValueConverter interface which provides methods for converting cell values into required data types and back.


This code snippet contains the code of the converter which provides the IBindingRangeValueConverter.TryConvertFromObject method used to convert fields of a custom WeatherReport object for proper display in a worksheet and the IBindingRangeValueConverter.ConvertToObject method for storing cell values in the fields of a custom object.

public class MyWeatherConverter : IBindingRangeValueConverter {
    public object ConvertToObject(CellValue value, Type requiredType, int columnIndex) {
        if (requiredType == typeof(DateTime))
            return value.DateTimeValue;
        if (requiredType == typeof(Weather)) {
            if (requiredType == typeof(Weather)) {
                Weather w;
                if (Enum.TryParse(value.TextValue, out w)) return w;
                return Weather.Undefined;
                return value.TextValue;
        if (requiredType == typeof(List<HourlyReport>))
            return new List<HourlyReport>();
        return value.TextValue;
    public CellValue TryConvertFromObject(object value) {
        if (value is DateTime) {
            return ((DateTime)value).ToString("MMM-dd");
        if (value is Weather) {
            return value.ToString();
        if (value is List<HourlyReport>) {
            var hourly = (List<HourlyReport>)value;
            if (hourly.Count == 0) return "Undefined";
            var high = hourly
                .OrderByDescending(p => p.Temperature)
            var low = hourly
                .OrderBy(p => p.Temperature)
            return String.Format("High - {0}, Low - {1}", high, low);

        return CellValue.TryCreateFromObject(value);

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