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BaseEdit.EditValueChanging Event

Fires when the editor’s value is about to change.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public event ChangingEventHandler EditValueChanging

Event Data

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

Property Description
Cancel Gets or sets a value indicating whether the event should be canceled. Inherited from CancelEventArgs.
IsBoundUpdatingEditValue For internal use.
IsTextChanging For internal use.
ModifiedByUser Gets whether a user changed the value.
NewValue Gets or sets the value which is about to be assigned to the editor. Setting the NewValue property is not supported if the editor uses masked input (RepositoryItemTextEdit.Mask).
OldValue Gets the editor’s value.


The editor’s EditValueChanging event is equivalent to the RepositoryItem.EditValueChanging event, available from the BaseEdit.Properties object.


Do not display modal dialogs or move focus within the EditValueChanging event, as this can lead to the loss of the current value.

Refer to the RepositoryItem.EditValueChanging event description for additional information.

The code sample below illustrates how to accept only numeric values in a text edit.

textEdit1.EditValueChanging += TextEdit1_EditValueChanging;

private void TextEdit1_EditValueChanging(object sender, DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls.ChangingEventArgs e)
    int i = 0;
    if (!int.TryParse(e.NewValue.ToString(), out i))
        e.Cancel = true;
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