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TileNavPane.ContinuousNavigation Property

Gets or sets whether selecting an element automatically shows the primary drop-down tile bar with the children of this element.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Navigation

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public bool ContinuousNavigation { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean false

true if the TileNavPane automatically shows the primary drop-down tile bar on selecting a navigation element; otherwise, false.


Tile navigation elements (TileNavElement objects) are rendered as tiles within drop-down tile bars. If a tile navigation item (TileNavItem object) contains sub-items (TileNavSubItem objects), its tile is rendered with the drop-down button. A click on this button invokes the secondary drop-down tile bar which displays the sub-items as tiles.

The default behavior, when the ContinuousNavigation property is set to false, is as follows. A click on a tile selects the corresponding element (see TileNavPane.SelectedElement). The selected element is displayed as the last link of the breadcrumbs navigation aid within the nav bar. The primary drop-down tile bar is immediately closed once the element has been selected. To show tiles corresponding to the new selected element, an end-user should click this element within the breadcrumbs aide.

The following animated image demonstrates this behavior.


If the ContinuousNavigation property is set to true, the drop-down tile bar remains open when an element (tile) is selected, provided that this element contains child elements. The tile bar will automatically update its contents displaying these child elements as tiles. When selecting an element in code via the TileNavPane.SelectedElement property, the drop-down tile bar automatically pops up if it has been closed.


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