How to: Identify the Grid's Element Located Under the Mouse Cursor

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The following sample code shows how to identify the element located at a specific point using the GridView.CalcHitInfo method.

In the example, the CalcHitInfo method is called when you move the cursor over a Grid Control. The name of the current View element is displayed in the form's caption.

using DevExpress.XtraGrid;
using DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base;
using DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base.ViewInfo;
using DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid.ViewInfo;
// ...
private void gridControl1_MouseMove(object sender, MouseEventArgs e) {
    GridControl grid = sender as GridControl;
    if (grid == null) return;
    // Get a View at the current point.
    BaseView view = grid.GetViewAt(e.Location);
    if (view == null) return;
    // Retrieve information on the current View element.
    BaseHitInfo baseHI = view.CalcHitInfo(e.Location);
    GridHitInfo gridHI = baseHI as GridHitInfo;
    if (gridHI != null)
        Text = gridHI.HitTest.ToString();
}