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Formatting Above or Below Average Values

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The Average conditional format allows you to format cells whose values are above or below an average value.

The image below shows the grid column whose Profit cells are red if their values are above average.


This topic consists of the following sections:

Adding Rules in Code

Create the TopBottomRuleFormatCondition class instance and specify the following settings to create a conditional format in code:

The following code sample illustrates how to define a conditional format in markup:

   <dxg:TopBottomRuleFormatCondition Rule="AboveAverage" FieldName="Profit" PredefinedFormatName="LightRedFillWithDarkRedText" />

The code sample below illustrates how to define the same conditional format in code-behind:

var profitFormatCondition = new TopBottomRuleFormatCondition() {
   Rule = TopBottomRule.AboveAverage,
   FieldName = "Profit", 
   PredefinedFormatName = "LightRedFillWithDarkRedText"

Adding Rules Using Conditional Formatting Menu

  1. Select the Top/Bottom Rules item in the Conditional Formatting Menu, and choose the required conditional format in the invoked sub menu.
  2. Choose a format to define the applied rule’s visual appearance. The conditional formatting menu allows you to use only predefined formats stored in the TableView.PredefinedFormats (or TreeListView.PredefinedFormats) collection.
  3. Enable the apply format to the entire row option to apply a conditional format to the entire row, if necessary.


Adding Rules Using Conditional Formatting Rules Manager

  1. Click the New Rule… in the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager.
  2. Select the Format only values that are above or below average rule in the invoked New Formatting Rule dialog.
  3. Choose the conditional format (Above or Below).
  4. To define the visual appearance of the applied rule, click the Format button, and specify the required settings in the invoked Format Cells dialog. See the Format Cells Dialog Window section of the Conditional Formatting Rules Manager topic for more information.


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