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TableView.CanSelectCell Event

Occurs in multiple cell selection mode when a user tries to select a grid cell and allows you to prevent the cell selection.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Grid.Core


public event CanSelectCellEventHandler CanSelectCell

Event Data

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

Property Description
CanSelectCell Gets or sets whether an end-user can select the processed cell.
Column Gets a column to which the processed cell belongs.
Row Gets a data row object that corresponds to the processed cell.
RowHandle Gets the handle of a row to which the processed cell belongs.
View Gets a GridControl view to which the processed cell belongs.


Handle the CanSelectCell event to dynamically specify cells that users cannot select.

Set the CanSelectCellEventArgs.CanSelectCell property to false to prevent the cell selection. Use the CanSelectCellEventArgs.Row, CanSelectCellEventArgs.RowHandle, and CanSelectCellEventArgs.Column event argument properties to obtain the processed cell.

TableView CanSelectCell

<dxg:GridControl ...
        <dxg:TableView ...
void View_CanSelectCell(object sender, CanSelectCellEventArgs e) {
    e.CanSelectCell = e.Column.FieldName != "Visits";
void View_CanUnselectCell(object sender, CanUnselectCellEventArgs e) {
    e.CanUnselectCell = e.Column.FieldName != "Birthday";

Handle the TableView.CanUnselectCell event to specify cells that users cannot unselect.

Refer to the following help topic for more information: Cell Selection.

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