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LayoutControl.RestoreLayoutFromXml(String) Method


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Restores the layout from the specified XML file.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraLayout

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraLayout.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual void RestoreLayoutFromXml(
    string xmlFile


Name Type Description
xmlFile String

A String value which specifies the path to the XML file that contains the layout to be loaded. If the specified file doesn’t exist, an exception is raised.


The RestoreLayoutFromXml method loads a layout that has been saved to a file in XML format using the LayoutControl.SaveLayoutToXml method.

See Save and Restore Layout to learn more.


The code below demonstrates how the layout can be saved to and then restored from an XML file.

string f = "c:\\Layout.xml";
// Save the layout to an XML file.
// ...
// Restore a previously saved layout.

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