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RepositoryItemButtonEdit Class

An object that contains settings specific to a ButtonEdit control. Repository items allow you to embed editors into container controls (for instance, GridControl, TreeList, RibbonControl).

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraEditors.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public class RepositoryItemButtonEdit :

The following members return RepositoryItemButtonEdit objects:


A RepositoryItemButtonEdit object contains properties, methods, and events related to a ButtonEdit control.

Standalone Editors

If you use a standalone ButtonEdit control, its ButtonEdit.Properties property returns a RepositoryItemButtonEdit instance. You can access this object to customize the editor’s settings.


The following example adds a button to a standalone ButtonEdit control, and handles the ButtonClick event to respond to button clicks.


using DevExpress.XtraEditors.Repository;

RepositoryItemButtonEdit properties = buttonEdit1.Properties;
properties.Buttons.Add(new DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls.EditorButton(DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls.ButtonPredefines.Close));
properties.ButtonClick += Properties_ButtonClick;

private void Properties_ButtonClick(object sender, DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls.ButtonPressedEventArgs e) {
    if(e.Button.Kind==DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls.ButtonPredefines.Close) {

In-place Editors

For each editor that can be embedded in a composite control (for instance, GridControl, TreeList, RibbonControl) the DevExpress Editors library has a corresponding repository item (a RepositoryItem descendant).

Create a RepositoryItemButtonEdit object to embed a ButtonEdit control into such a composite control. See the following topic for more information: Editors and Simple Controls.

Example - Create Inplace Editor

The following example embeds an in-place ButtonEdit editor (a RepositoryItemButtonEdit object) into a Data Grid’s “Description” column.

The example creates two buttons (Undo and Copy) for the editor and handles the RepositoryItemButtonEdit.ButtonClick event to perform actions when a user clicks any of these buttons.

RepositoryItemButtonEdit example

RepositoryItemButtonEdit inplaceButtonEdit = new RepositoryItemButtonEdit();
//Undo Button
EditorButton undoButton = new EditorButton(ButtonPredefines.Undo);
undoButton.Enabled = false;
//Copy Button
EditorButton copyButton = new EditorButton(ButtonPredefines.Glyph);
copyButton.Caption = "Copy";
copyButton.ImageOptions.SvgImage = global::WindowsFormsApplication2.Properties.Resources.copy;
copyButton.ImageOptions.SvgImageSize = new Size(16, 16);

inplaceButtonEdit.ButtonClick += InplaceButtonEdit_ButtonClick;
inplaceButtonEdit.EditValueChanged += InplaceButtonEdit_EditValueChanged;
gridView1.Columns["Description"].ColumnEdit = inplaceButtonEdit;

private void InplaceButtonEdit_ButtonClick(object sender, ButtonPressedEventArgs e) {
    ButtonEdit editor = sender as ButtonEdit;
    if (e.Button.Kind == ButtonPredefines.Undo) {
    if (e.Button.Kind == ButtonPredefines.Glyph && e.Button.Caption == "Copy") {

private void InplaceButtonEdit_EditValueChanged(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    ButtonEdit editor = sender as ButtonEdit;
    if (editor.Properties.Buttons.Count == 0) return;
    EditorButton undoButton = editor.Properties.Buttons[0];
    if ( undoButton.Kind == ButtonPredefines.Undo) {
        undoButton.Enabled = editor.CanUndo;
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