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MemoEdit Class

Allows you to display and edit multi-line text.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v19.1.dll


[SmartTagAction(typeof(MemoEditActions), "Lines", "Edit multi-line text", SmartTagActionType.CloseAfterExecute)]
[ToolboxBitmap(typeof(ToolboxIconsRootNS), "MemoEdit")]
public class MemoEdit :


The MemoEdit control represents an editor which allows for the display and editing of multi-line text. It provides a MemoEdit.Lines property defining the list of strings displayed. The image below shows a sample memo editor.


You can use the RepositoryItemMemoEdit.WordWrap property to specify whether long strings, which do not contain any return characters, are wrapped automatically at the right edge of a memo edit control. To determine whether scroll bars should be displayed in a memo editor, use the RepositoryItemMemoEdit.ScrollBars property.

The RepositoryItemMemoEdit.AcceptsReturn and RepositoryItemMemoEdit.AcceptsTab properties define how a memo editor interprets ENTER and TAB key presses by the user. If a memo editor accepts returns (RepositoryItemMemoEdit.AcceptsReturn is true), inserting carriage-return/linefeed characters creates a new text line within the editor; otherwise, return key presses are processed by the form. Tabs can be used either to align text within the memo editor or move focus to another control.

Use the MemoEdit.Properties and RepositoryItem.LookAndFeel members to specify the behavior and look & feel of a memo editor.

The editor does not support editing in masked mode, therefore RepositoryItemTextEdit.Mask object settings are not in effect.

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