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FormLayout represents a container of items that arranges them in single or multiple rows and columns. You can add layout group containers as children to the FormLayout. A layout group container allows you to arrange its items side-by-side (either vertically or horizontally) or as tabs.

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Implementation Details

FormLayout is realized by the FormLayoutExtension<ModelType> class. Its instance can be accessed via the ExtensionsFactory<ModelType>.FormLayout helper method, which is used to add a FormLayout extension to a view. This method’s parameter provides access to the FormLayout‘s settings implemented by the FormLayoutSettings<ModelType> class, allowing you to fully customize the extension.

FormLayout‘s client counterpart is represented by the ASPxClientFormLayout object.


FormLayout can be added to a view in the following manner.

@model MyWebApplication.Models.Employee

@Html.DevExpress().FormLayout(settings =>
    settings.Name = "FormLayout1";

    // Creating layout items bound to the Model class properties
    settings.Items.Add(i => i.FullName);
    settings.Items.Add(i => i.Photo);
    settings.Items.Add(i => i.Age);
    settings.Items.Add(i => i.HireDate);


The Partial View should contain only the extension’s code.

FormLayout automatically nests data editors capable of displaying/editing values of the corresponding fields. The image below shows the result.


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