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GridControl.CopyingToClipboard Event

Occurs when grid data is copied to the clipboard. It allows you to manually copy required data.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Grid.Core


public event CopyingToClipboardEventHandler CopyingToClipboard

Event Data

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

Property Description
CopyHeader Gets whether column headers are copied to the clipboard. Inherited from CopyingToClipboardEventArgsBase.
GridCells Gets an array of cells whose values are about to be copied to the clipboard.
Handled Gets or sets a value that indicates the present state of the event handling for a routed event as it travels the route. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
OriginalSource Gets the original reporting source as determined by pure hit testing, before any possible Source adjustment by a parent class. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
RoutedEvent Gets or sets the RoutedEvent associated with this RoutedEventArgs instance. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
RowHandles Gets an array of handles that correspond to rows whose values are to be copied to the clipboard. Inherited from CopyingToClipboardEventArgsBase.
Source Gets the View that raised the event. Inherited from CopyingToClipboardEventArgsBase.

The event data class exposes the following methods:

Method Description
InvokeEventHandler(Delegate, Object) When overridden in a derived class, provides a way to invoke event handlers in a type-specific way, which can increase efficiency over the base implementation. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
OnSetSource(Object) When overridden in a derived class, provides a notification callback entry point whenever the value of the Source property of an instance changes. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.


The GridControl provides the GridControl.CopyingToClipboard event that allows you to process copy operations manually. This event is raised before row values are copied to the clipboard by an end user or in code.

The following code sample demonstrates how to process data that is copied to the clipboard:

<dxg:GridControl CopyingToClipboard="OnCopyingToClipboard" />
void OnCopyingToClipboard(object sender, CopyingToClipboardEventArgs e) {
    // You should manually implement the GetRowData() method 
    // that returns data to be copied to the clipboard.
    Clipboard.SetData(DataFormats.Text, GetRowData());
    e.Handled = true;



Views provide two events that allow you to manually process clipboard operations.

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