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PopupColorEdit Class

Represents a color editor displayed within a drop-down window.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Editors

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.Core.v20.2.dll


public class PopupColorEdit :

The following members accept/return PopupColorEdit objects:


The PopupColorEdit editor allows users to choose a color using a Color Picker interface in a drop-down window.



The PopupColorEdit class inherits its features from the PopupBaseEdit class.

Refer to the PopupBaseEdit class description for information on derived features and API.

Create a PopupColorEdit

To add a PopupColorEdit to a Window, drag it from the Toolbox.

The following sample demonstrates how to create a PopupColorEdit using XAML markup.

<dxe:PopupColorEdit ColumnCount="10" ShowNoColorButton="True" 
    DefaultColor="Crimson" NoColorButtonContent="Empty Color" 
    MoreColorsButtonContent="Color picker" ChipSize="Medium"/>

Editor Value

You can specify the editor’s value using the Color property.

<Window ...

<!-- Specify value using the PopupColorEdit.Color property -->
<dxe:PopupColorEdit Color="#ff396ba7"/>

To respond to changing the editor’s value, handle the BaseEdit.EditValueChanged event. To check the new value’s validity, handle the BaseEdit.Validate event.

Predefined Color Palettes

You can create gradient palettes from predefined sets of colors.


Custom Palettes

You can define your own color sets:

using DevExpress.Xpf.Editors;
List<Color> customColors = new List<System.Windows.Media.Color>() {
    Color.FromRgb(170, 0, 0),
    Color.FromRgb(0, 125, 0),
    Color.FromRgb(0, 0, 170) };
myPopupColorEdit.Palettes.Add(new CustomPalette("Custom RGB Colors", customColors));

popup color edit custom palette

Built-in Color Picker

The PopupColorEdit.ShowMoreColorsButton property controls the availability of the More Colors button. Clicking this button invokes the built-in color picker tool. Color picker allows end-users to select the desired color visually or by specifying the precise values.

Configurable Palette Layout

You can specify the number of color columns in each palette using the PopupColorEdit.ColumnCount property. The PopupColorEdit.ChipSize property controls the size of the color chips.

Optional Default Color Button

You can define the default color using the PopupColorEdit.DefaultColor property. The PopupColorEdit.ShowDefaultColorButton property toggles the availability of the Default Color button.

Optional No Color Button

Setting the PopupColorEdit.ShowNoColorButton property to true enables the No Color button. The No Color button allows users to select an empty color.


This example shows how to create custom palettes and display them within the PopupColorEdit control.

View Example

Imports Microsoft.VisualBasic
Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Linq
Imports System.Text
Imports System.Windows
Imports System.Windows.Controls
Imports System.Windows.Data
Imports System.Windows.Documents
Imports System.Windows.Input
Imports System.Windows.Media
Imports System.Windows.Media.Imaging
Imports System.Windows.Navigation
Imports System.Windows.Shapes
Imports DevExpress.Xpf.Editors

Namespace DXEditors_PopupColorEdit
    ''' <summary>
    ''' Interaction logic for MainWindow.xaml
    ''' </summary>
    Partial Public Class MainWindow
        Inherits Window
        Public Sub New()
            ' Removes the 'Standard Colors' palette.
            popupColorEdit1.Palettes.Remove(popupColorEdit1.Palettes("Standard Colors"))
            ' Adds a custom gradient palette.
            popupColorEdit1.Palettes.Add(CustomPalette.CreateGradientPalette("Apex Colors", PredefinedColorCollections.Apex))
            ' Adds a new palette with three custom RGB colors.
            Dim customColors As List(Of Color) = New List(Of Color)
            customColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(150, 18, 30))
            customColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(20, 40, 20))
            customColors.Add(Color.FromRgb(88, 73, 29))
            Dim palette As CustomPalette = New CustomPalette("Custom RGB Colors", customColors)
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace
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