TreeList.RestoreLayoutFromXml(String) Method

Loads a control’s layout from the specified XML file.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraTreeList

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraTreeList.v21.2.dll


public virtual void RestoreLayoutFromXml(
    string xmlFile


Name Type Description
xmlFile String

A string value specifying the XML file from which control settings are read.


Use the RestoreLayoutFromXML method to load the TreeList control’s layout from an XML file. Control settings must have previously been written to this file via the TreeList.SaveLayoutToXml method call.

The Tree List options that are restored are identified by the TreeList.OptionsLayout object.


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


The following sample code saves the layout of the Tree List control to an XML file and then restores it. The TreeList.SaveLayoutToXml and TreeList.RestoreLayoutFromXml methods are used for this purpose.

string fileName = "c:\\TreeListLayout.xml";
treeList2.DataSource = treeList1.DataSource;
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