How to: Use styles to customize the appearance of groups and items

This example demonstrates how the appearance of groups and items can be customized at different levels within the NavBarControl by using specific style properties. To learn more about appearance customization, please refer to Styling View Content Elements.

Example-VisualStyle-GroupItem.png

<Window x:Class="VisualStylesOfGroupsAndItems.Window1" 
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation" 
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" 
        Title="Window1" Height="400" Width="200" 
        xmlns:dxn="http://schemas.devexpress.com/winfx/2008/xaml/navbar">

    <Window.Resources>
        <Style x:Key="ViewStyle" TargetType="dxn:NavBarViewBase">
            <Setter Property="GroupLayoutSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarLayoutSettings TextHorizontalAlignment=Center}" />
            <Setter Property="GroupFontSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarFontSettings FontStyle=Italic,FontSize=25}"  />
            <Setter Property="ItemFontSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarFontSettings FontStyle=Oblique,FontSize=20}"  />
            <Setter Property="ItemLayoutSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarLayoutSettings TextHorizontalAlignment=Right}" />
        </Style>

        <Style x:Key="GroupStyle" TargetType="dxn:NavBarGroup">
            <Setter Property="ItemLayoutSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarLayoutSettings TextHorizontalAlignment=Center}" />
            <Setter Property="ItemFontSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarFontSettings FontStyle=Italic}" />
            <Setter Property="LayoutSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarLayoutSettings TextHorizontalAlignment=Center}"/>
            <Setter Property="FontSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarFontSettings FontStyle=Oblique,FontWeight=ExtraLight}" />
        </Style>

        <Style x:Key="ItemStyle" TargetType="dxn:NavBarItem">
            <Setter Property="LayoutSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarLayoutSettings TextHorizontalAlignment=Left}" />
            <Setter Property="FontSettings" Value="{dxn:NavBarFontSettings FontWeight=Bold}"/>
        </Style>
        <Style x:Key="ItemVisualStyle" TargetType="{x:Type dxn:NavBarItemControl}">
            <Setter Property="Control.Foreground" Value ="Magenta"/>
        </Style>
        <Style x:Key="GroupVisualStyle" TargetType="{x:Type ButtonBase}">
            <Setter Property="Control.Foreground" Value ="Yellow"/>
        </Style>
    </Window.Resources>

    <DockPanel Margin="5">

        <dxn:NavBarControl Name="navBarControl1">
            <dxn:NavBarControl.View>
                <dxn:ExplorerBarView Style="{StaticResource ViewStyle}"  />
            </dxn:NavBarControl.View>
            <dxn:NavBarControl.Groups>
                <dxn:NavBarGroup Header="Group1">
                    <dxn:NavBarItem Content="Item11"/>
                </dxn:NavBarGroup>
                <dxn:NavBarGroup Header="Group2">
                    <dxn:NavBarItem Content="Item21"/>
                </dxn:NavBarGroup>
                <dxn:NavBarGroup Header="Group3" Style="{StaticResource GroupStyle}">
                    <dxn:NavBarItem Content="Item31"/>
                    <dxn:NavBarItem Content="Item32"/>
                </dxn:NavBarGroup>
                <dxn:NavBarGroup Header="Group4"  VisualStyle="{StaticResource GroupVisualStyle}">
                    <dxn:NavBarItem Content="Item41"/>
                    <dxn:NavBarItem Content="Item42" Style="{StaticResource ItemStyle}"/>
                    <dxn:NavBarItem Content="Item43"  VisualStyle="{StaticResource ItemVisualStyle}"/>
                </dxn:NavBarGroup>
            </dxn:NavBarControl.Groups>
        </dxn:NavBarControl>

    </DockPanel>
</Window>