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DataNavigator.Buttons Property

Provides access to the navigator’s built-in and custom buttons.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public DataNavigatorButtons Buttons { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

A DataNavigatorButtons object which is the navigator’s buttons.


The Buttons property provides access to the navigator’s built-in and custom buttons.

All built-in buttons are stored in the NavigatorButtonsBase.ButtonCollection inherited collection. These buttons can also be accessed individually with the properties exposed by the DataNavigatorButtons class, e.g., DataNavigatorButtons.First, DataNavigatorButtons.Next, DataNavigatorButtons.EndEdit, etc.

Custom buttons can be added using the NavigatorButtonsBase.CustomButtons inherited collection. By default, custom buttons are displayed after built-in buttons. To change the display order of custom buttons, use their NavigatorCustomButton.Index properties.

To respond to button clicks, handle the NavigatorBase.ButtonClick event.


The following code shows how to create a new DataNavigator control, bind it to a data source and specify custom images for the control’s buttons at runtime. The custom images are stored in an ImageCollection object.

DataNavigator ctor

using DevExpress.XtraEditors;

private void CreateDataNavigator() {
    // Create a new DataNavigator control
    DataNavigator dataNavigator = new DataNavigator();
    dataNavigator.Height = 40;
    dataNavigator.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom;
    // Bind to a data source
    dataNavigator.DataSource = productsBindingSource;
    // Specify the ImageCollection that stores custom images for the DataNavigator's buttons
    dataNavigator.Buttons.ImageList = imageCollection1;
    for (int i = 0; i < dataNavigator.Buttons.ButtonCollection.Count; i++) {
        dataNavigator.Buttons.ButtonCollection[i].ImageIndex = i;
    dataNavigator.ShowToolTips = true;
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