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DXCommonDialog.HelpRequest Event

Occurs when the user clicks the Help button on a file dialog and allows you to provide a help link or cancel opening help resources.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Dialogs

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Dialogs.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Dialogs


public event HelpRequestEventHandler HelpRequest

Event Data

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

Property Description
Cancel Gets or sets a value indicating whether the event should be canceled. Inherited from CancelEventArgs.
HelpLink Gets or sets a help link that is opened when an end-user clicks the help button.


The HelpRequest event is raised when an end user presses the help button. The help button is available when the DXFileDialog.ShowHelp property is set to true.

Use the HelpRequest event to provide a help link for end users (using the HelpRequestEventArgs.HelpLink property) or cancel opening help resources.


The provided link is opened using the Process.Start method.

The code sample below demonstrates how to provide a custom help link by handling the HelpRequest event.

private void button_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
    var fileDialog = new DXSaveFileDialog();
    fileDialog.Filter = "Image Files|*.BMP;*.JPG;*.GIF|All files|*.*";
    fileDialog.ShowHelp = true;
    fileDialog.HelpRequest += FileDialog_HelpRequest;

private void FileDialog_HelpRequest(object sender, HelpRequestEventArgs e) {
    e.HelpLink = "";
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