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SchedulerControl.AllowAppointmentDelete Event

Occurs when the SchedulerControl checks whether the appointment can be deleted. The event fires only if the SchedulerOptionsCustomization.AllowAppointmentDelete property is set to Custom.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraScheduler

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraScheduler.v22.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Scheduler


public event AppointmentOperationEventHandler AllowAppointmentDelete

Event Data

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

Property Description
Allow Gets or sets a value indicating whether an end-user is allowed to perform a particular action.
Appointment Gets the appointment for which the event was raised. Inherited from AppointmentEventArgs.
Recurring Gets or sets a value indicating if the appointment is recurring.


The AllowAppointmentDelete event is fired when the SchedulerControl verifies the ability to remove an appointment. Such verification is required to update the command state (ICommandUIState) of the commands available for the end-user. Hence the AllowAppointmentDelete event for a particular appointment occurs not only once, but more often than expected.

Handle the AllowAppointmentDelete event to restrict end-users from deleting an appointment. The appointment to delete can be accessed via the AppointmentEventArgs.Appointment property. To deny end-users the ability to delete an appointment , set the AppointmentOperationEventArgs.Allow property to false.

We advise that you use only simple checks to determine whether an appointment can be deleted. Methods which require user response are not suitable when handling this event.

Note that the AllowAppointmentDelete event enables you to prevent an appointment from being deleted by end-user actions. To protect an appointment from deletion in all situations, handle the SchedulerStorageBase.AppointmentDeleting event.


The AllowAppointmentDelete event is fired only if the SchedulerOptionsCustomization.AllowAppointmentDelete property is set to UsedAppointmentType.Custom.


This example demonstrates how to implement custom rules for editing and deleting appointments. The code below allows an appointment to be edited only by its owner (the end-user who created it). To do this it’s necessary to set the SchedulerOptionsCustomization.AllowAppointmentEdit and SchedulerOptionsCustomization.AllowAppointmentDelete properties to UsedAppointmentType.Custom, and handle the SchedulerControl.AllowAppointmentEdit and SchedulerControl.AllowAppointmentDelete events to implement custom logic for editing appointments.

using DevExpress.XtraScheduler;
// ...

private void schedulerControl1_AllowAppointmentDelete(object sender, 
    AppointmentOperationEventArgs e) {
   // Allow only the user who created this appontment to delete it.
   e.Allow = CanUserModifyThisAppointment(e.Appointment);
private void schedulerControl1_AllowAppointmentEdit(object sender, 
    AppointmentOperationEventArgs e) {
   // Allow only the user who created this appontment to modify it.
   e.Allow = CanUserModifyThisAppointment(e.Appointment);
// Determine if the current user is the same 
// as the one who created the specified appointment 
bool CanUserModifyThisAppointment(Appointment apt) {
   object obj = apt.CustomFields["Owner"];
   if (obj == null)
      return true;
   string appointmentOwner = obj.ToString();
   if (appointmentOwner == String.Empty)
      return true;
   return (String.Compare(appointmentOwner, tbUserName.Text, true) == 0);
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