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CalculatedField.GetValue Event

Occurs when a calculated field obtains its value, enabling you to return a custom value for this calculated field.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public event GetValueEventHandler GetValue

Event Data

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

Property Description
Report Provides access to a report which owns the calculated field, for which the CalculatedField.GetValue event was raised.
Row Provides access to a data row whose data can be used to calculate a calculated field‘s custom value in the CalculatedField.GetValue event handler.
Value Gets or sets a value of a calculated field.

The event data class exposes the following methods:

Method Description
GetColumnValue(String) Returns the value of a specified column.


Although the CalculatedField.Expression property supports numerous standard functions, operators, and constants, for some tasks these may not be enough. Handle the GetValue event to make a calculated field return a value based on your custom expression.

The GetValueEventArgs class introduces the GetValueEventArgs.Value property, which accepts the final calculated value for a calculated field, and the GetValueEventArgs.Row and GetValueEventArgs.Report properties, which enable you to obtain any information required to calculate a value for a calculated field.


The report created in this example is bound to the “Orders” table of the sample Northwind database.

To sort records by days of the week at runtime, do the following.

  1. Create a calculated field with the CalculatedField.FieldType property set to String. Add a GroupHeader band, and add a grouping criteria (with the GroupField.FieldName property set to the created calculated field) to its GroupHeaderBand.GroupFields collection.
  2. Then, drop the calculated field from the Field List onto the GroupHeader1 band for the XRLabel control (named hdrLabel) bound to the field to be automatically created.
  3. Handle the calculated field’s CalculatedField.GetValue and the hdrLabel‘s XRControl.BeforePrint event handlers in the following way.
using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...

private void calculatedField1_GetValue(object sender, GetValueEventArgs e) {
    object columnValue = e.GetColumnValue("OrderDate");
    e.Value = (int)((DateTime)columnValue).DayOfWeek;

private void hdrLabel_BeforePrint(object sender, System.ComponentModel.EventArgs e) {
    hdrLabel.Text = ((DayOfWeek)this.GetCurrentColumnValue(this.calculatedField1.Name)).ToString();
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