NavLinkCollection.Add(NavBarItem) Method

Adds a link to the end of the collection.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraNavBar

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraNavBar.v20.1.dll


public virtual NavBarItemLink Add(
    NavBarItem item
Public Overridable Function Add(
    item As NavBarItem
) As NavBarItemLink


Name Type Description
item NavBarItem

A NavBarItem object to which the created link refers.


Type Description

A NavBarItemLink object representing the added link.


Use the Add method to add a new link to a group. Adjust properties of the obtained object to control the appearance and behavior of the added link.

You can access the collection of group links via the NavBarGroup.ItemLinks property. Groups are obtained via the control's NavBarControl.Groups property.


The following sample code demonstrates how to add and modify groups, items and links between them. All elements are added via the Add method of the corresponding collection.

Captions are assigned to the added group and two items. This is performed via the NavElement.Caption property of the NavBarGroup and NavBarItem objects respectively. The NavElement.SmallImage property is used to display images within links.

The following image displays the control before and after code execution.

GroupsItemsLinks - Adding

using DevExpress.XtraNavBar;
// ...
// adding and adjusting a new group 
NavBarGroup helpGroup = navBarControl1.Groups.Add();
helpGroup.Caption = "Help Topics";
helpGroup.LinksUseSmallImage = true;

// adding and adjusting two items
NavBarItem indexItem = navBarControl1.Items.Add();
indexItem.Caption = "Index";
indexItem.SmallImage = Image.FromFile("E:\\Images\\Icons\\index.bmp");

NavBarItem contentsItem = navBarControl1.Items.Add();
contentsItem.Caption = "Contents";
contentsItem.SmallImage = Image.FromFile("E:\\Images\\Icons\\bookclosed.bmp");

// creating links between the group and items
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