EditorContainer.MenuManager Property

Gets or sets an object that controls the look and feel of the popup menus.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Container

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v20.1.dll

Declaration

[DefaultValue(null)]
[DXCategory("BarManager")]
public IDXMenuManager MenuManager { get; set; }
<DefaultValue(Nothing)>
<DXCategory("BarManager")>
Public Property MenuManager As IDXMenuManager

Property Value

Type Default Description
DevExpress.Utils.Menu.IDXMenuManager

null

An object that controls the look and feel of the popup menus.

Remarks

The MenuManager property allows you to specify an IDXMenuManager object to control the look and feel of the popup menus. If the property is set to null, the control's popup menus will be painted by the control itself. Otherwise, the IDXMenuManager object will be responsible for painting the menus.

Currently, the IDXMenuManager interface is implemented by the BarManager component which is part of the DevExpress Ribbon, Menu and Docking Library.

If the MenuManager property is set to an instance of the BarManager component, you can provide different look and feels (Flat, Styles3D, OfficeXP, Office2003 etc) for popup menus. Look and feel settings are controlled in this case by the BarAndDockingController.LookAndFeel and BarAndDockingController.PaintStyleName properties of the bar and dock controller used by the bar manager.

The following images show an XtraGrid's menus painted using various schemes imposed by the associated bar manager:

UltraFlat

EditorContainer_Menu_UltraFlat

WindowsXP

EditorContainer_Menu_WindowsXP

Office2000

EditorContainer_Menu_Office2000

Office2003

EditorContainer_Menu_Office2003

See Also