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Category rows do not display any data. They are used to group other rows that display the values of related fields. The PropertyGrid can display categories in the following ways:

  • expandable/collapsible category rows;
  • category tabs;

If the PropertyGridControl.ShowCategories property is set to Tabbed, you can display a custom glyph in the category header.

PropertyGrid Visual Elements Catagories

Refer to the following help topic for more information: Property Categories.

The table below lists the main properties affecting element behavior and appearance.

Characteristics Members
Visibility and Show Mode PropertyGridControl.ShowCategories
Glyph Visibility and Appearance CategoryDefinition.Glyph, CategoryDefinition.ColorizeGlyph
Expand and Collapse PropertyGridControl.Expand, PropertyGridControl.Collapse
Expand Button PropertyGridControl.ExpandButtonsVisibility
Expand on Source Changes ExpandCategoriesWhenSelectedObjectChanged
Process the Expand Operation PropertyGridControl.CustomExpand