PropertyDescriptionControl Class

The control that displays descriptions for properties being browsed in a PropertyGridControl.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v21.2.dll


public class PropertyDescriptionControl :


For an object’s properties, descriptions can be specified via the DescriptionAttribute attribute, The PropertyGridControl doesn’t display property descriptions. To display property descriptions for properties browsed in a PropertyGridControl, use the PropertyDescriptionControl control. Add a PropertyDescriptionControl control to the form, and link it to the Property Grid Control via the PropertyDescriptionControl.PropertyGrid property. Browsing through properties in the Property Grid Control will automatically display property descriptions in the PropertyDescriptionControl.



The following example combines a PropertyGridControl and PropertyDescriptionControl in a panel. The PropertyDescriptionControl displays property descriptions when you browse through items in the PropertyGridControl.


using DevExpress.XtraEditors;
using DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid;

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    PanelControl panelControl1 = new PanelControl();
    panelControl1.Parent = this;
    panelControl1.Dock = DockStyle.Left;
    panelControl1.Width = 300;

    PropertyGridControl propertyGridControl1 = new PropertyGridControl(); ;
    PropertyDescriptionControl propertyDescriptionControl1 = new PropertyDescriptionControl();

    propertyGridControl1.Parent = panelControl1;
    propertyGridControl1.Dock = System.Windows.Forms.DockStyle.Fill;
    propertyGridControl1.SelectedObject = this;

    propertyDescriptionControl1.Parent = panelControl1;
    propertyDescriptionControl1.AutoHeight = true;
    propertyDescriptionControl1.Dock = DockStyle.Bottom;
    propertyDescriptionControl1.PropertyGrid = propertyGridControl1;
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