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BarListItem Class

A bar item containing a list of items.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public class BarListItem :


BarListItem items are useful for the display of numerated lists of strings. Examples of numerated lists include: lists of the recently used files and lists of active windows in MDI applications.

By entering a minus symbol in the strings list, you can insert a separator line into the list. This is similar to assigning true to a bar item link’s BarItemLink.BeginGroup property.

When creating numerated lists, the BarListItem.ShowNumbers property value must be set to true. In this instance, each text string is prefixed by a number:

ListItem ShowNumber

When the BarListItem.ShowChecks property value is true, the active item in the list is highlighted with a check mark:

ListItem ShowChecks

If the BarListItem is placed on a toolbar, this item appears as a submenu.

If the BarListItem is placed on a submenu, this item is presented as a string list.

At design time, BarListItem elements located in a menu are hidden as described in the following image:

List Item in Design Time

At runtime, the BarListItem expands all its items as described in the following image:

ListItem in RunTime

To add items (strings) to a BarListItem object, use the BarListItem.Strings collection.


If you create a bar item in code, associate the bar item with the BarManager or RibbonControl. Use the constructor with the BarManager parameter. To display the bar item within the Ribbon Control, pass the RibbonControl.Manager object as the BarManager parameter.

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