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BaseAppearanceCollection.SaveLayoutToXml(String) Method

Saves the appearance settings to a specific XML file.

Namespace: DevExpress.Utils

Assembly: DevExpress.Utils.v22.2.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Utils, DevExpress.Wpf.Core


public virtual void SaveLayoutToXml(
    string xmlFile


Name Type Description
xmlFile String

A string value specifying the path to the file in which the appearance settings should be stored. If an empty string is specified, an exception is raised.


Use the SaveLayoutToXml method to save the activated appearance settings to an XML file at runtime. The appearance settings are activated if their corresponding options are enabled. You can then restore the saved settings using the BaseAppearanceCollection.RestoreLayoutFromXml method.


The following example shows how to read and write the appearance settings used to paint the XtraGrid’s elements to/from an XML file.

string fileName = "C:\\appearanceLayout.xml";
// ...
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