OptionsView.AllowExpandAnimation Property

Gets or sets whether layout groups are collapsed/expanded using animation.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraLayout

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraLayout.v21.2.dll


public DefaultBoolean AllowExpandAnimation { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description


True, if layout groups are collapsed/expanded using animation; False if not. Default uses the WindowsFormsSettings.AnimationMode global setting.

Available values:

Name Description

Corresponds to a Boolean value of true.


Corresponds to a Boolean value of false.


The default behavior determined by the control’s logic.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to AllowExpandAnimation


Layout groups (LayoutGroup objects) can be collapsed/expanded at run time using the collapse/expand buttton (see LayoutGroup.ExpandButtonVisible), or in code using the LayoutGroup.Expanded property. If the AllowExpandAnimation property is set to Default, the behavior is controlled by the WindowsFormsSettings.AnimationMode global setting. If the global setting is set to EnableAll, layout groups are expanded/collapsed using animation. Otherwise, the animation is disabled. Use the AllowExpandAnimation property to override the global setting, and explicitly specify whether to use animation. You can also customize the animation speed with the OptionsView.ExpandAnimationSpeed property.

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