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RepositoryItem.AllowHtmlDraw Property

Gets or sets whether HTML tags can be used to format an editor’s text or text of the editor’s items.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual DefaultBoolean AllowHtmlDraw { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
DefaultBoolean Default

A DefaultBoolean value that specifies whether HTML tags can be used to format an editor’s text or text of the editor’s items.

Available values:

Name Description Return Value

The value is true.



The value is false.



The value is specified by a global option or a higher-level object.



If the AllowHtmlDraw property is set to True, you can use HTML tags to format an editor’s text or the text of the editor’s items. For detailed information, see HTML Text Formatting.


The AllowHtmlDraw property is not supported by all editors. For ButtonEdit descendants, the property is supported when text editing is disabled (the RepositoryItemButtonEdit.TextEditStyle property is set to TextEditStyles.DisableTextEditor).

For a list of editors supported this property, see HTML Text Formatting.


The following example shows how to format the BaseCheckEdit.Text using HTML tags. HTML formatting is enabled via the RepositoryItem.AllowHtmlDraw property. The image below shows the result:


checkEdit1.Text = "<size=14>Size = 14 <br/> <b>Bold</b> <i>Italic</i> 
<u>Underline</u> <br/><size=11>Size = 11<br/> <color=255, 0, 0>Sample Text";

checkEdit1.Properties.AllowHtmlDraw = DefaultBoolean.True;
checkEdit1.Properties.Appearance.TextOptions.WordWrap = DevExpress.Utils.WordWrap.Wrap;
checkEdit1.Properties.Appearance.Options.UseTextOptions = true;

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