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beforeValueChange

caution

The beforeValueChange event has been deprecated in v4.3. The event will continue work, but you'd better apply a new approach:

spreadsheet.events.on("beforeAction", (actionName, config) => {
if (actionName === "setCellValue") {
console.log(actionName, config);
return false;
}
});

For more details about the new concept, see Spreadsheet actions.

Description

Fires before the values of cells are changed

Usage

beforeValueChange: (cell: string, value: string) => void | boolean;

Parameters

The callback of the event takes the following parameters:

  • cell - (required) the id of a cell
  • value - (required) the value of a cell

Returns

Return true to change the value of a cell, false to prevent changing of value

Example

const spreadsheet = new dhx.Spreadsheet("spreadsheet", {
// config parameters
});
// subscribe on the "beforeValueChange" event
spreadsheet.events.on("beforeValueChange", function(cell, value){
console.log("Value of cell "+ spreadsheet.selection.getSelectedCell()+" will change");
console.log(cell, value);
return true;
});

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