BaseView.RestoreLayoutFromStream(Stream) Method

Restores a View's layout from the specified stream.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Base

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGrid.v20.1.dll


public void RestoreLayoutFromStream(
    Stream stream
Public Sub RestoreLayoutFromStream(
    stream As Stream


Name Type Description
stream Stream

A Stream descendant from which View settings are read.


Use the RestoreLayoutFromStream method to load the View's layout from the stream to which the layout was saved via the BaseView.SaveLayoutToStream method. If the specified stream is empty or null (Nothing in Visual Basic), an exception is raised.

The ColumnView.OptionsLayout property controls which settings should be restored from the stream.


When restoring a layout during a form load (for instance, in your Form.Load event handler), you may need to call the GridControl.ForceInitialize method prior to the layout restoration. See this method to learn more.


The following sample code saves the layout of the active View to a memory stream and then restores it. The BaseView.SaveLayoutToStream and BaseView.RestoreLayoutFromStream methods are used for this purpose.

System.IO.Stream str;
// Create and save the view's layout to a new memory stream.
str = new System.IO.MemoryStream();
str.Seek(0, System.IO.SeekOrigin.Begin);

// ...
// Load the view's layout from a previously saved memory stream.
str.Seek(0, System.IO.SeekOrigin.Begin);


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