Messages, Notifications, and Dialogs

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Components in this section replace traditional WinForms dialogs, message boxes, alerts, and other notification UI elements. DevExpress counterparts for these standard elements support skins, which allow you to achieve a unified appearance across the entire application.

XtraMessageBox

The XtraMessageBox class object is a simple message box with buttons.

XtraMessageBox

XtraInputBox

The XtraInputBox is a simple edit form with an editor and OK/Cancel buttons. This form asks a user to enter a value. The default form editor is TextEdit, but you can replace it with any BaseEdit descendant.

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XtraDialog

XtraDialogs are advanced message boxes that can display user controls in their client areas. Dialogs are typically used to interact with users and retrieve information.

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File and Folder Browsers

The DevExpress WinForms installation ships with two options for file and folder browsers:

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Flyout Dialog

The Flyout Dialog allows you to show Windows Modern UI-style messages and dialogs.

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Flyout Panel

The Flyout Panel is a panel shown on demand, at a specified position relative to the panel’s owner control. The panel can stretch across its parent container, supports animation effects, and displays an optional beak element.

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Alert Windows

Alert Windows are traditional notifications briefly displayed at the bottom edge of the screen and automatically dismissed after a certain delay if a user takes no action. The AlertControl component allows you to specify notification content, location, display time, and buttons at the alert window’s top right corner.

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Toast Notification Manager

A modern replacement for Alert Windows, the Toast Notification Manager allows you to create Windows 10-style notifications.

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