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RichEditControl.ActiveViewType Property

Gets or sets the type of the RichEditControl’s View.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v24.1.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid, DevExpress.Win.RichEdit, DevExpress.Win.TreeMap


public RichEditViewType ActiveViewType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A RichEditViewType enumeration value specifying the active View type.

Available values:

Name Description

Specifies that the control is in a simple mode used for simple text and web pages. This mode shows how the document looks as a website.


Specifies that the control is in a draft mode.


Specifies that the control is in a print layout mode. In this mode, the control displays pages with all formattings applied.


The ActiveViewType property specifies the current RichEditControl view. Use the RichEditControl.ActiveView property to access the current view and change its options (zoom factor, background color, etc.)


This example demonstrates how to change the RichEditControl View using the RichEditControl.ActiveViewType property.

// Switch the RichEdit to the Draft mode.
richEditControl.ActiveViewType = RichEditViewType.Draft;

// Switch the RichEdit to the Simple mode.
richEditControl.ActiveViewType = RichEditViewType.Simple;

// Switch the RichEdit to the Print Layout mode.
richEditControl.ActiveViewType = RichEditViewType.PrintLayout;

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