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BarButtonItemLink Class

A bar item link to BarButtonItem.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation



A bar item link is a visual representation of a bar item (BarButtonItem) that is displayed in the Ribbon UI, toolbars, and menus. The bar button item can have multiple links (see the image below). The bar item’s settings specify the default behavior and appearance of its links. The BarButtonItemLink class contains settings that allow you to customize a certain link.

Bar Button Item Links - WinForms Ribbon UI

using DevExpress.XtraBars;
using DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon;

// Customizes the links of a bar button item.
(barButtonItem1.Links[1] as BarButtonItemLink).UserRibbonStyle = RibbonItemStyles.SmallWithoutText;
(barButtonItem1.Links[2] as BarButtonItemLink).UserRibbonStyle = RibbonItemStyles.SmallWithText;

Read the following topic for detailed information and examples: Bar Item Links.


Button Items (BarButtonItem) do not support large images when displayed in toolbars. Use Large Button Items (BarLargeButtonItem) to display large images in toolbars. Use the ImageOptions property to specify image settings.

Read the following article for general information on how to specify images in DevExpress UI controls for WinForms:

Display Images in Controls - WinForms Cheat Sheet.

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