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BarItem.Caption Property

The bar item’s caption.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual string Caption { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A string that specifies the bar item’s caption.


Bar items can be displayed within Bars, Ribbon Control, and popup menus.

A caption is an item within a bar if the BarItem.PaintStyle property value of that item is set to the BarItemPaintStyle.Caption, BarItemPaintStyle.CaptionInMenu or BarItemPaintStyle.CaptionGlyph value or that item has no associated icon.

Use the Caption property to assign a hot key for the bar item. The hotkey is one of the caption symbols pressed together with the Alt key. The caption letter used in a hot key combination is defined by entering an ampersand before the required symbol (the appropriate symbol is underlined in the caption).


Hot keys with an ampersand do not work in Ribbon UI. Read the following topic to learn more about quick keyboard access in Ribbon UI: Key Tips.

A RichEditControl allows you to create a Bars or Ribbon UI, where bars and Ribbon controls contain a set of predefined RichEditControl-aware commands (bar items). These items have predefined captions, which you can change according to your needs. Setting the Caption properties for these items to empty strings will result in reverting the captions to their initial values.

You can use HTML tags to format the Caption. To enable this feature for all bar items within a BarManager or RibbonControl, use the BarManager.AllowHtmlText and RibbonControl.AllowHtmlText property, respectively. To enable this feature for individual bar items, use the BarItem.AllowHtmlText property.

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