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GridViewBase.CopyingToClipboard Event


Use the CopyingToClipboard event instead

Occurs when grid data is copied to the clipboard, allowing you to manually copy required data.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

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

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Grid.Core


[Obsolete("Use the GridControl.CopyingToClipboard event instead")]
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.


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

  • The CopyingToClipboard event is fired before row/cell values are copied to the clipboard by an end-user, or in code. To cancel default processing, set the event parameter’s Handled property to true. This event isn’t fired if the DataControlBase.ClipboardCopyMode property is set to ‘None’.
  • The DataControlBase.PastingFromClipboard event is fired after an end-user has pressed Ctrl+V or Shift+Ins.

To learn more, see Clipboard Management.


private void grid_CopyingToClipboard(object sender, DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.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;
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