EditorsRepositoryBase.Items Property

Provides access to the collection of repository items stored by the repository.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v21.1.dll

Declaration

[DXCategory("Data")]
public virtual RepositoryItemCollection Items { get; }

Property Value

Type Description
RepositoryItemCollection

A RepositoryItemCollection object

Remarks

Use the Items property to access the collection of repository items. The returned object’s members allow you to add, remove and access individual item settings. At design time, the Items property offers an easy to use property editor dialog wherein you can add predefined repository items, remove them and access their properties using the built-in property grid.

Example

The following example shows how to share a single repository item between two Grid Controls. For this purpose, an external PersistentRepository component must be used.

First, add a specific repository item to the persistent repository and customize it depending upon your needs. Then link the persistent repository to the ExternalRepository properties of the required grid controls. After that, assign the repository item to the required grid columns via the ColumnEdit property.

In this example we create a repository item corresponding to an ImageComboBoxEdit editor.

using DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository;

//Add a repository item corresponding to a combo box editor to the persistent repository
RepositoryItemComboBox riCombo = new RepositoryItemComboBox();
riCombo.Items.AddRange(new string[] {"Cash", "Visa", "Master", "Am.Express" });
persistentRepository1.Items.Add(riCombo);

//Link the persistent repository to two grid controls
gridControl1.ExternalRepository = persistentRepository1;
gridControl2.ExternalRepository = persistentRepository1;

//Now you can define the repository item as an inplace editor of columns for the two grids
(gridControl1.MainView as GridView).Columns["PaymentType"].ColumnEdit = riCombo;
(gridControl2.MainView as GridView).Columns["PaymentType"].ColumnEdit = riCombo;
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