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ASPxMenuBase.Paddings Property

Gets the padding settings of a menu control.

Namespace: DevExpress.Web

Assembly: DevExpress.Web.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Web


public virtual Paddings Paddings { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A Paddings object that contains padding settings.


The Paddings property provides access to the padding settings which are defined by a menu control. Paddings defined at the menu level are considered as the amount of spaces between the outer boundary of the menu control and the boundaries of its root menu items.


This part of the Tabbed Menu demo illustrates how to customize the ASPxMenu control as a hierachical menu (with popped out submenus) which looks like a set of tabs.

Gradient borders for the menu’s root items (tabs) are drawn by using the RootItemTextTemplate property. The control’s style settings are defined via the ASPxMenuBase.ItemStyle property, ASPxMenuBase.SubMenuStyle property,etc.

<dxm:ASPxMenu EnableTheming="False" ID="ASPxMenu1" CssClass="TabbedMenu" 
runat="server" AppearAfter="0" DataSourceID="XmlDataSource1" ItemSpacing="0px" 
SeparatorHeight="28px" SeparatorWidth="1px" ShowSubMenuShadow="False" 
BorderBetweenItemAndSubMenu="HideRootOnly" Font-Names="Tahoma" Font-Size="8pt" 
Font-Underline="False" ForeColor="Black" AutoPostBack="True" SyncSelectionMode="None" 
ClientInstanceName="tabbedMenu" AllowSelectItem="True" SelectParentItem="True">
     <ItemStyle CssClass="rootItem" Wrap="False">
         <BackgroundImage ImageUrl="~/Menu/Images/TabbedMenu/RootItemSeparator.gif" 
         Repeat="NoRepeat" HorizontalPosition="right" />
         <Paddings Padding="0px" />
         <HoverStyle CssClass="rootItemHover">
         <SelectedStyle CssClass="rootItemSelected">
     <Paddings Padding="0px" />
     <Border BorderStyle="None" />
     <RootItemSubMenuOffset X="-1" Y="-2" FirstItemX="-1" FirstItemY="-2" LastItemX="-1"
         LastItemY="-2" />
     <SubMenuStyle GutterWidth="0px" ItemSpacing="0px" BackColor="White" CssClass="menu">
         <Paddings Padding="1px" />
         <Border BorderColor="#919191" BorderStyle="Solid" BorderWidth="1px" />
     <SubMenuItemStyle Wrap="False">
         <HoverStyle BackColor="#EDEDED">
             <Border BorderWidth="0px" />
         <Paddings Padding="5px" PaddingLeft="7px" PaddingRight="7px" />
     <VerticalPopOutImage Height="5px" Url="~/Menu/Images/TabbedMenu/ItemArrow.gif" 
     Width="4px" />
     <ItemSubMenuOffset X="-1" Y="-2" FirstItemY="-3" LastItemY="-2" />
     <LinkStyle Color="Black">
         <Font Underline="False"></Font>
         <div><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0"><tr>
         <th class="WhiteBorderRight">
         <dxe:ASPxLabel ID="lblText" runat="server" EnableTheming="False" Text='<%# Eval("Text") %>' />
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