NavBarViewBase.GroupVisualStyle Property

Gets or sets a style object that defines the appearance of all group headers in the current View. This is a dependency property.

Namespace: DevExpress.Xpf.NavBar

Assembly: DevExpress.Xpf.NavBar.v20.1.dll

Declaration

public Style GroupVisualStyle { get; set; }
Public Property GroupVisualStyle As Style

Property Value

Type Description
Style

A Style object containing group style settings.

Remarks

TargetType: System.Windows.Controls.Primitives.ButtonBase

Typically, you will use the following properties to customize the appearance of NavBar elements at the View level:

At the group and item levels, you can use the settings listed below to customize the appearance of NavBar elements:

Settings specified at the group level override settings defined at the View level. Similarly, item-level settings override settings defined at the View and group levels.

When an advanced appearance customization is required, you can use the NavBarViewBase.GroupVisualStyle, NavBarViewBase.ItemVisualStyle, NavBarGroup.ItemVisualStyle, NavBarGroup.VisualStyle and/or NavBarItem.VisualStyle properties. Styles assigned to these properties target visual objects that visualize NavBar items and groups.

To learn more about style customization, see the Styling View Content Elements topic.

Examples

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>
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