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BaseOptionsView.AllowHtmlText Property

Gets or sets whether row captions (and record headers in the VGridControl) can be formatted using HTML tags.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v22.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.VerticalGrid


public virtual bool AllowHtmlText { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean false

true if row captions and record headers can be formatted using HTML tags; otherwise, false.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to AllowHtmlText


Enable the control’s OptionsView.AllowHtmlText property to use HTML tags to format display text of the following elements:

You can use HTML tags to insert hyperlinks in row captions/record headers. The default behavior is to display hyperlinks, but do not activate them on mouse events.

Set the control’s OptionsBehavior.HyperlinkClickMode property to Click to allow users to activate hyperlinks on a mouse click. Set this property to CtrlClick to activate hyperlinks on a mouse click combined with the CTRL key.

Handle the HyperlinkClick event to perform actions when a hyperlink is activated.


In the following example, a Vertical Grid’s record headers contain hyperlinks that display employees’ e-mails. The VGridOptionsBehavior.HyperlinkClickMode property is set to CtrlClick to allow users to activate hyperlinks on a mouse click when the CTRL key is pressed down. The VGridControlBase.HyperlinkClick event handler starts a process that opens a clicked hyperlink.

Vertical Grid - Hyperlink Click

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    BindingList<Message> list = new BindingList<Message>();
    list.Add(new Message() { Date = DateTime.Now, Email = "", From = "John Heart", PlainText = "Hello All   Please remember that I’ve rescheduled...", Subject = "DevAV Annual Performance Review" });
    list.Add(new Message() { Date = DateTime.Now, Email = "", From = "Violet Bailey", PlainText = "Good Day Morgan   I’ve been asked by the sales team...", Subject = "Artwork for packaging" });
    vGridControl1.DataSource = list;
    vGridControl1.OptionsView.ShowRecordHeaders = true;
    vGridControl1.OptionsView.AllowHtmlText = true;
    vGridControl1.RecordHeaderFormat = "<b>{From}</b><br><a href=mailto:{Email}>{Email}</a>";
    vGridControl1.Appearance.RecordHeader.TextOptions.WordWrap = DevExpress.Utils.WordWrap.Wrap;
    vGridControl1.RecordWidth = 150;
    vGridControl1.OptionsBehavior.HyperlinkClickMode = DevExpress.Utils.Drawing.HyperlinkClickMode.CtrlClick;
    vGridControl1.HyperlinkClick += VGridControl1_HyperlinkClick;

private void VGridControl1_HyperlinkClick(object sender, DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.Events.HyperlinkClickEventArgs e) {
    if (e.Link.StartsWith("mailto:"))

public class Message {
    public DateTime Date { get; set; }
    public string From { get; set; }
    public string Email { get; set; }
    public string Subject { get; set; }
    public string PlainText { get; set; }


The code below enables HTML formatting, and specifies bold text for a row’s caption.

vGridControl1.OptionsView.AllowHtmlText = true;
rowLastName.Properties.Caption = "<b>Last Name</b>";



Handle the VGridControlBase.CustomDrawRowHeaderCell event and use the CustomDrawRowHeaderCellEventArgs.AllowHtmlText event parameter to enable HTML tags for individual row headers according to your logic.

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