Smart Tag Overview
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Smart Tag is a design-time extension that allows you to quickly set values or bind the most important properties of a control. Also, it helps you to perform repetitive actions such as assigning icons, and defining services and behaviors for a control. This feature is provided for all standard components, and is also extended for most DevExpress WPF Controls.
Accessing a Smart Tag
To access the Smart Tag panel, select a control and click the Smart Tag icon () at the top-right corner of the control.
If for some reason, it's difficult to select the required element by clicking it in a Visual Studio Designer, use the Document Outline Window to select an element.
Smart Tag Contents
Structurally, the Smart Tag panel is represented by two main areas: Title and Properties.
The Title area includes the following elements.
- Caption displays the type of selected controls. For DevExpress components, you can click the caption to open the corresponding topic in the online documentation.
- The tab, which is selected by default and shows the properties of the selected element.
- The tab opens the MVVM settings tab that allows you to attach Services and Behaviors to the selected control.
The Properties area contains a list of the most important properties of the selected control.