BarHeaderItem.MultiColumn Property

Gets or sets whether the items below the current BarHeaderItem are displayed in columns.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v20.1.dll


public DefaultBoolean MultiColumn { get; set; }
Public Property MultiColumn As DefaultBoolean

Property Value

Type Default Description


A DefaultBoolean enumeration value that specifies whether the items are displayed in columns.


By default, items in sub-menus (BarSubItem objects) and pup-up menus (PopupMenu objects) are displayed in one column. If items in these menus are divided into groups using headers (BarHeaderItem objects), you can set the MultiColumn property to True to display items that follow the current BarHeaderItem in multiple columns. The BarHeaderItem.OptionsMultiColumn property provides access to the settings applied to the multicolumn mode. For example, the number or columns can be specified by the BarHeaderItem.OptionsMultiColumn.ColumnCount property; visibility of item captions is controlled by the BarHeaderItem.OptionsMultiColumn.ShowItemText property.

The following image shows the same sub-menu whose items below the Format header are displayed in single and multiple columns.


The MultiColumn property enables the multicolumn mode only for the set of items below the current BarHeaderItem. If this property is set to Default, behavior depends on the settings of the menu that contains the items. To enable the multicolumn mode for all items in sub-menus (BarSubItem objects) or pup-up menus (PopupMenu objects), use the BarLinkContainerItem.MultiColumn and PopupMenu.MultiColumn properties, respectively. The multicolumn mode settings for these menus are accessible using the BarLinkContainerItem.OptionsMultiColumn and PopupMenu.OptionsMultiColumn properties, respectively. Conversely, you can override the global menu settings for the set of items below the current header, using the MultiColumn and BarHeaderItem.OptionsMultiColumn properties.

Moreover, you can use the BarAndDockingController component to control multicolumn mode settings in a centralized way. The BarManagerProperties.OptionsMultiColumn property, accessible using the BarAndDockingController.PropertiesBar property, allows you specify multicolumn mode settings for all sub-menus and pop-up menus controlled by the BarManager (see BarManager.Controller). The settings provided using the BarHeaderItem.OptionsMultiColumn property override these global settings.


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