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DataControlSerializationOptions.AddNewColumns Attached Property

Gets or sets whether the columns that currently exist in the grid, but do not exist in a layout when it is restored, should be retained. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.Grid

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

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Wpf.Grid.Core



Type Description

true to retain the columns that currently exist in the grid, but do not exist in the layout being restored; false to destroy these columns.


The AddNewColumns option affects how the grid’s layout is restored. If the AddNewColumns property is set to true, the columns that exist in the current layout but do not exist in the layout being restored, will be retained. Otherwise, these columns will be destroyed.

To learn more, see Saving and Restoring Layout.


This example shows how to save the GridControl‘s layout to a memory stream. To do this, click the Save Layout button. Click the Restore Layout button to restore the saved layout.

Serialize the WPF Grid

View Example: Save Layout and Restore It from a Memory Stream

<dxg:GridControl x:Name="grid"
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="IssueName"/>
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="IssueType"/>
    <dxg:GridColumn FieldName="IsPrivate" Header="Private"/>
        <dxg:TableView AutoWidth="True"/>

<StackPanel Grid.Row="1" Orientation="Vertical">
    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
        <Button Margin="1" Content="Add a New Column" Click="OnAddNewColumn"/>
    <StackPanel Orientation="Horizontal">
        <Button Content="Save Layout" Margin="1" Click="OnSaveLayout"/>
        <Button Content="Restore Layout" Margin="1" Click="OnRestoreLayout"/>
public partial class Window1 : Window {
    MemoryStream layoutStream;
    public Window1() {
        grid.ItemsSource = IssueList.GetData();

    void OnSaveLayout(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
        layoutStream = new MemoryStream();
    void OnRestoreLayout(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
        layoutStream.Position = 0;
    void OnAddNewColumn(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
        grid.Columns.Add(new DevExpress.Xpf.Grid.GridColumn() { FieldName = "IsPrivate" });
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