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PopupMenuShowingEventArgs.HitInfo Property

Gets an object that identifies a clicked element.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Grid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.Grid, DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public GridHitInfo HitInfo { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A GridHitInfo object or its descendant that identifies a clicked element.


The HitInfo property allows you to determine the Grid’s visual element for which a popup menu will be displayed.

For instance, to check the type of the clicked element, use the HitTest property provided by the HitInfo object.

Refer to the following help topic for more information: Hit Information.


The following code sample displays a context menu when a user right-clicks the Header Panel Button. The created context menu contains a Column Auto Width button. This menu item toggles the GridOptionsView.ColumnAutoWidth option.


void gridView1_PopupMenuShowing(object sender, PopupMenuShowingEventArgs e) {
    if (e.HitInfo.HitTest == GridHitTest.ColumnButton) {
        popupMenu_HeaderButton.Tag = e.HitInfo;
GridHitInfo GetHitInfo(BarItemLink link) {
    PopupMenu menu = link.LinkedObject as PopupMenu;
    return menu.Tag as GridHitInfo;
void barButtonItem_AutoWidth_ItemClick(object sender, ItemClickEventArgs e) {
    GridHitInfo info = GetHitInfo(e.Link);
    info.View.OptionsView.ColumnAutoWidth = !info.View.OptionsView.ColumnAutoWidth;
    if (info.View.OptionsView.ColumnAutoWidth == false)

Refer to the following help topic for more information: Custom Context Menus.

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