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PivotGridControl.CopySelectionToClipboard() Method

Copies the selected cells to the clipboard.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.PivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.PivotGrid.v22.1.dll


public void CopySelectionToClipboard()


The CopySelectionToClipboard method copies the data displayed in the selected cells to the clipboard. End-users can to this by pressing CTRL+C or CTRL+INS. After cell values are copied to the clipboard, they can be pasted into other applications (e.g. MS Excel, MS Word).

If the PivotGridControl.CopyToClipboardWithFieldValues property is set to true, cell values are copied to the clipboard along with the corresponding field values.


The following example demonstrates how to copy data from the PivotGridControl into the system clipboard.

First, it is necessary to add the ContextMenu with a single “Copy to Clipboard” menu item to a PivotGridControl‘s ContextMenu property. This context menu is invoked when an end-user right-clicks within the Data Area. Then this menu’s Click event can be handled to copy data to the clipboard. To copy the selected cells to the clipboard, the PivotGridControl.CopySelectionToClipboard method is used.

To determine whether the selection is not empty, and so whether it is necessary to invoke the context menu, the PivotGridControl.ContextMenuOpening event should be handled.

View Example

<Window x:Class="HowToBindToMDB.MainWindow"
        Title="MainWindow" Height="350" Width="525" Loaded="Window_Loaded">
        <dxpg:PivotGridControl ContextMenuOpening="pivotGridControl1_ContextMenuOpening"
                               HorizontalAlignment="Left" Name="pivotGridControl1" 
                    <MenuItem Header="Copy Selection to Clipboard" 
                <dxpg:PivotGridField Name="fieldCountry" FieldName="Country" 
                                     Area="RowArea" />
                <dxpg:PivotGridField Name="fieldCustomer" FieldName="Sales Person" 
                                     Area="RowArea" Caption="Customer" />
                <dxpg:PivotGridField Name="fieldYear" FieldName="OrderDate" 
                                     Area="ColumnArea" Caption="Year" 
                                     GroupInterval="DateYear" />
                <dxpg:PivotGridField Name="fieldCategoryName" FieldName="CategoryName" 
                                     Area="ColumnArea" Caption="Product Category" />
                <dxpg:PivotGridField Name="fieldProductName" FieldName="ProductName" 
                                     Area="FilterArea" Caption="Product Name" />
                <dxpg:PivotGridField Name="fieldExtendedPrice" FieldName="Extended Price" 
                                     Area="DataArea" CellFormat="c0" />
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