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How to: Disable Specific Items in CheckedListBoxControl via Event

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The following example shows how to disable specific items in a checked list box control via the BaseCheckedListBoxControl.GetItemEnabled event.

Assume that a CheckedListBoxControl is bound to a BindingSource object containinig information on products. The data source contains a ProductName and Discontinued fields. The values of the ProductName field are displayed in the control. The values of the Discontinued field are used to decide whether a corresponding check item should be disabled.

The result is displayed below:


using DevExpress.XtraEditors;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls;

// Assign a data source to the checked list box.
checkedListBoxControl1.DataSource = productsBindingSource;
checkedListBoxControl1.DisplayMember = "ProductName";

// Disable the items that have the Discontinued field set to true
private void checkedListBoxControl1_GetItemEnabled(object sender, GetItemEnabledEventArgs e) {
    CheckedListBoxControl control = sender as CheckedListBoxControl;
    bool isDiscontinued = (bool)((control.DataSource as BindingSource)[e.Index] as 
    if (isDiscontinued)
        e.Enabled = false;