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PropertyGridControl.ActiveViewType Property

Gets or sets whether the control is displayed in the Classic (a single view) or Office (a tabbed view) style.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.VerticalGrid


public PropertyGridView ActiveViewType { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.PropertyGridView Classic

A DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.PropertyGridView enumeration value that specifies whether the control is displayed in the Classic or Office style.


Using the ActiveViewType property you can enable one of the following views:

  • Classic - a single view with classic design


  • Office - a tabbed view with flat design


To add and customize tabs in the Office view, use the PropertyGridControl.Tabs collection.


The Office View does not support multi-editor rows. If the control contains multi-editor rows and you change the ActiveViewType property from Classic to Office in the Windows Forms Designer, the control automatically converts multi-editor rows into multiple single-editor rows. This operation is irreversible.

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