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BarItem.Description Property

Specifies the bar item’s description.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual string Description { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A string that specifies the bar item’s description.


The item’s description is displayed in the following instances:

  • when the item is selected within the “Commands” tab in the Customization Form:

    Description of BarItem

  • when the item is displayed within a submenu or popup menu which has the MenuDrawMode property set to MenuDrawMode.LargeImagesTextDescription:


You have the ability to format the Description using HTML tags. 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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