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BarItem.Triggers Property

Gets or sets a collection of ItemTriggerBase objects that apply property values based on specified conditions.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Bars

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Core.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Core


public BarItemTriggerCollection Triggers { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A collection of ItemTriggerBase objects. The default is an empty collection.


Use the BarItem.Triggers property to customize a BarItem‘s appearance properties based on a condition. When you apply the standard WPF styles and triggers to the BarItem, triggers do not customize the appearance of bound BarItemLinks‘ independently. The BarItem.Triggers property checks the trigger condition for each BarItemLink that is bound to the BarItem.


For more information on the bar item structure, refer to the following help topic: Items and Links.

BarItem.Triggers support ItemTrigger and ItemMultiTrigger. The ItemTrigger and ItemMultiTrigger API is based on the standard WPF triggers with the following exceptions:


The ItemTrigger class encapsulates the Trigger and DataTrigger functionality.

The following code sample sets the BarCheckItem‘s Content property to On when the BarCheckItem is checked:

<dxb:BarCheckItem Content="Off">
        <dxb:ItemTrigger Property="IsChecked" Value="True">
            <dxb:ItemSetter Property="Content" Value="On"/>

Bars - ItemTrigger Property property


The ItemMultiTrigger class encapsulates the MultiTrigger and MultiDataTrigger functionality.

The ItemMultiTrigger allows you to set property values based on a condition collection. A condition is met when the ItemTriggerCondition.Value is equal to the ItemTriggerCondition.Property value or data returned by the ItemTriggerCondition.Binding.

The following code sample sets the BarButtonItem‘s Foreground to Red when the BarButtonItem is located in the MainMenu and the view model’s HighlightItemsInMenu property is true:

Bars - ItemTrigger Binding property

<dxb:BarButtonItem Content="Item">
                <dxb:ItemTriggerCondition Property="ContainerType" Value="MainMenu"/>
                <dxb:ItemTriggerCondition Binding="{Binding HighlightItemsInMenu}" Value="True"/>
            <dxb:ItemSetter Property="Foreground" Value="Red"/>
using DevExpress.Mvvm;

public class ViewProperties : BindableBase {
    public bool HighlightItemsInMenu {
        get { return GetValue<bool>(); }
        set { SetValue(value); }
public partial class MainWindow : DevExpress.Xpf.Core.ThemedWindow
        public MainWindow()
            DataContext = new ViewProperties() { HighlightItemsInMenu = true };
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