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PivotGridControl.RestoreLayoutFromXml(String, OptionsLayoutBase) Method


Deserializing layout settings from untrusted resources may create security issues. Review the following help topic for additional information: Safe Deserialization.

Restores a Pivot Grid Control’s layout using the specified settings from the specified XML file.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraPivotGrid.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid


public void RestoreLayoutFromXml(
    string xmlFile,
    OptionsLayoutBase options


Name Type Description
xmlFile String

A string value specifying the path to the XML file from which the Pivot Grid Control’s settings are read. If the specified file doesn’t exist, an exception is raised.

options OptionsLayoutBase

A OptionsLayoutBase descendant that specifies which options should be restored.


Use the RestoreLayoutFromXml method to load the Pivot Grid Control’s layout which was written to a file in the XML format using the PivotGridControl.SaveLayoutToXml method.

The options parameter determines which options should be restored from the file. For the Pivot Grid Control you can create a OptionsLayoutGrid object, customize it as required and then pass it as the options parameter. Only the options that are enabled in this object will be restored.

To restore all the options you can pass null or the static OptionsLayoutBase.FullLayout property as the options parameter.

The RestoreLayoutFromXml overload without the options parameter restores only the options which are specified by the Pivot Grid Control’s PivotGridControl.OptionsLayout property.


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

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