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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

View.SelectionChanged Event

Occurs after changing a View’s selected objects.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v22.1.dll


public event EventHandler SelectionChanged

Event Data

The SelectionChanged event's data class is EventArgs.


This event is raised in methods of the View class descendants:

The example below demonstrates how to change a SimpleAction‘s caption when the selected object changes.

using System;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp;
using DevExpress.ExpressApp.Actions;
using DevExpress.Persistent.Base;
using MainDemo.Module.BusinessObjects;
// ...
public class ActionCaptionController : ViewController {
    private SimpleAction objectAction;
    private void UpdateActionCaption() {
        objectAction.Caption = CalculateActionCaption();
    private string CalculateActionCaption() {
        Contact currentObject = (Contact)View.CurrentObject;
        if(currentObject != null) {
            return currentObject.FullName;
        return "Object Action";
    private void View_SelectionChanged(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    protected override void OnActivated() {
        View.SelectionChanged += View_SelectionChanged;
    protected override void OnDeactivated() {
        View.SelectionChanged -= View_SelectionChanged;
    public ActionCaptionController() {
        TargetObjectType = typeof(Contact);
        objectAction = new SimpleAction(this, "ObjectAction", PredefinedCategory.Edit);


To run this code, add the DevExpress.ExpressApp.XtraGrid.v22.1.dll assembly to References.

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