BaseView.UseDocumentSelector Property

Gets or sets if a Document Selector is enabled for the current Document Manager.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Docking2010.Views

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v21.2.dll


public virtual DefaultBoolean UseDocumentSelector { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description


A DefaultBoolean value specifying if a Document Selector is enabled for the current Document Manager

Available values:

Name Description

Corresponds to a Boolean value of true.


Corresponds to a Boolean value of false.


The default behavior determined by the control’s logic.


Forms within the DocumentManager can be presented in either the NativeMdiView or the TabbedView. For both these options, the Document Selector can be used. Invoked via the CTRL+TAB or CTRL+SHIFT+TAB shortcut, it allows you to switch to a specific document or dock panel (much like Microsoft Visual Studio). The following figure illustrates what the Document Selector looks like:

Document Manager Document Selector

Users can press the TAB and Arrow keys to navigate within the Document Selector. A small preview of the currently focused item is displayed for ease of navigation. When an end-user displays/hides a document selector, the BaseView.DocumentSelectorShown and BaseView.DocumentSelectorHidden events are fired. You can also check if a document selector is currently displayed via the BaseView.IsDocumentSelectorVisible property.

The default UseDocumentSelector value works the same as true, enabling the Document Selector.

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