Bar

BarContainerControl.ContainerType Property

Gets or sets the type of the current container. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Bars

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Core.v21.1.dll

Declaration

public BarContainerType ContainerType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
BarContainerType

A BarContainerType value that specifies the type of the current container.

Available values:

Name Description
None

Identifies a bar container that can be freely docked and positioned within the form, and that can be horizontal or vertical. Use the BarContainerControl.Orientation property to change the orientation of these containers.

Left

Identifies the bar container that is designed to display bars at the left of the window.

Top

Identifies the bar container that is designed to display bars at the top of the window.

Right

Identifies the bar container that is designed to display bars at the right of the window.

Bottom

Identifies the bar container that is designed to display bars at the bottom of the window.

Floating

Identifies a floating bar container, used to display floating bars.

Remarks

Use the ContainerType property to specify the type of container, and this affects where the bar container is displayed.

Example

This example shows how to manually create different types of bar containers: 1) A bar container used to display bars at the top of the window, 2) A float bar container (it's created automatically when setting the Bar.DockInfo.ContainerType property to Floating), 3) A standalone bar container that can be freely positioned within the window.

The following image shows the result:

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View Example

<dxb:BarManager.Bars>
    <dxb:Bar x:Name="barFormat" Caption="Format">
        <dxb:Bar.DockInfo>
            <dxb:BarDockInfo ContainerType="Top" />
        </dxb:Bar.DockInfo>
        <dxb:Bar.ItemLinks>
            <dxb:BarCheckItemLink BarItemName="btnBold" />
            <dxb:BarCheckItemLink BarItemName="btnItalic" />
            <dxb:BarCheckItemLink BarItemName="btnUnderline" />
        </dxb:Bar.ItemLinks>
    </dxb:Bar>
    <!--Create a floating bar-->
    <dxb:Bar x:Name="barFont" Caption="Font">
        <dxb:Bar.DockInfo>
            <dxb:BarDockInfo ContainerType="Floating" FloatBarOffset="100,100" />
        </dxb:Bar.DockInfo>
        <dxb:Bar.ItemLinks>
            <dxb:BarButtonItemLink BarItemName="btnFont" />
        </dxb:Bar.ItemLinks>
    </dxb:Bar>
    <!--Create a bar displayed in the standalone container-->
    <dxb:Bar x:Name="barAlignment" Caption="Alignment">
        <dxb:Bar.DockInfo>
            <dxb:BarDockInfo ContainerName="StandaloneContainer" />
        </dxb:Bar.DockInfo>
        <dxb:Bar.ItemLinks>
            <dxb:BarCheckItemLink BarItemName="btnLeft" />
            <dxb:BarCheckItemLink BarItemName="btnCenter" />
            <dxb:BarCheckItemLink BarItemName="btnRight" />
            <dxb:BarCheckItemLink BarItemName="btnJustify" />
        </dxb:Bar.ItemLinks>
    </dxb:Bar>
</dxb:BarManager.Bars>
<!--Create containers to display bars-->
<DockPanel Name="dockPanel1" LastChildFill="False">
    <dxb:BarContainerControl x:Name="TopBarContainer"
                             ContainerType="Top"
                             DockPanel.Dock="Top" />
    <dxe:TextEdit Name="textBox"
                  Margin="8"
                  Width="300"
                  HorizontalAlignment="Left"
                  VerticalAlignment="Top"
                  DockPanel.Dock="Top"
                  EditValue="Sample text"
                  TextElement.FontSize="13" />
    <dxb:BarContainerControl x:Name="StandaloneContainer"
                             ContainerType="None"
                             DockPanel.Dock="Top"
                             Orientation="Horizontal" />
</DockPanel> 
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