GridControl.RestoreLayoutFromXml(String) Method

Restores a grid's layout from the specified XML string.

Namespace: DevExpress.Mobile.DataGrid

Assembly: DevExpress.Mobile.Grid.v18.2.dll


public void RestoreLayoutFromXml(
    string xmlContent
Public Sub RestoreLayoutFromXml(
    xmlContent As String


Name Type Description
xmlContent String

A string from which grid settings are read.



This documentation topic describes legacy technology. We no longer develop new functionality for the GridControl and suggest that you use the new DataGridView control instead.

Use the RestoreLayoutFromXml method to load the previously saved grid layout to an XML sting with the GridControl.SaveLayoutToXml method.


The following sample code shows how to save the current layout of the grid to an XML string on a button click and restore it on another button click. The GridControl.SaveLayoutToXml and GridControl.RestoreLayoutFromXml methods are used.

string customState = String.Empty;

void SaveButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    // Save the grid's layout.
    customState = grid.SaveLayoutToXml();

void LoadButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    // Restore the previously saved layout.
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