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NavBarViewBase.ItemSelecting Event

Fires before an item is selected.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.NavBar

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

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.NavBar


public event NavBarItemSelectingEventHandler ItemSelecting

Event Data

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

Property Description
Cancel Gets or sets a value indicating whether the operation which raised an event should be canceled.
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.
NewGroup Gets a group object containing an item that is going to be selected.
NewItem Gets an item object that is going to be selected.
OriginalSource Gets the original reporting source as determined by pure hit testing, before any possible Source adjustment by a parent class. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
PrevGroup Gets the group containing the previously selected item.
PrevItem Gets the previously selected item.
RoutedEvent Gets or sets the RoutedEvent associated with this RoutedEventArgs instance. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.
Source Gets or sets a reference to the object that raised the event. Inherited from RoutedEventArgs.

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 ItemSelecting event occurs when an item is going to be selected within the NavBarControl. This event allows you to cancel item selection, if required.

To learn more, see the Clicking and Selecting Items topic.


In this example, the NavBarViewBase.ItemSelecting event is handled, to invoke a confirmation dialog allowing the selection of a specific item (‘Private’) to be canceled.

View Example

private void navBar_ItemSelecting(object sender, NavBarItemSelectingEventArgs e){
    if (e.NewItem.Content.ToString() == "Private"){
        MessageBoxResult result = MessageBox.Show("Are you sure to select the 'Private' item?", "Confirm Dialog", MessageBoxButton.YesNo);
        e.Cancel = (result == MessageBoxResult.No);

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