BarBaseButtonItem.GroupIndex Property

Gets or sets the button's group index. This property is in effect when the current object acts as a check button.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v20.1.dll


public virtual int GroupIndex { get; set; }
Public Overridable Property GroupIndex As Integer

Property Value

Type Default Description


The button's group index.


The GroupIndex property allows you to create a radio group of check buttons. When a user selects one item, other items in the group are automatically deselected.

The GroupIndex property is in effect for BarBaseButtonItems that act like check buttons. These items include the following:

To combine two or more check buttons in a radio group, set the GroupIndex property for these buttons to the same non-zero value.

The BarBaseButtonItem.AllowAllUp property determines if all items in a group can be deselected simultaneously.


The following code combines two BarCheckItems in a radio group.

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    int colorRadioGroupValue1 = 11;

    barCheckItem1.Caption = "Black";
    barCheckItem1.CheckBoxVisibility = CheckBoxVisibility.BeforeText;
    barCheckItem1.CheckStyle = BarCheckStyles.Radio;
    barCheckItem1.GroupIndex = colorRadioGroupValue1;
    barCheckItem1.CheckedChanged += BarCheckItem_CheckedChanged;

    barCheckItem2.Caption = "White";
    barCheckItem2.CheckBoxVisibility = CheckBoxVisibility.BeforeText;
    barCheckItem2.CheckStyle = BarCheckStyles.Radio;
    barCheckItem2.GroupIndex = colorRadioGroupValue1;
    barCheckItem2.CheckedChanged += BarCheckItem_CheckedChanged;
    barCheckItem2.Checked = true;

private void BarCheckItem_CheckedChanged(object sender, ItemClickEventArgs e) {
    BarCheckItem checkItem = sender as BarCheckItem;
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