GridControl.SaveLayoutToXml() Method

Saves a gird's layout to an XML string.

Namespace: DevExpress.Mobile.DataGrid

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


public string SaveLayoutToXml()
Public Function SaveLayoutToXml As String


Type Description

A string to which a grid's layout settings should be stored.



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 SaveLayoutToXml method to save a GridControl's layout as an XML string. You can then restore saved settings using the GridControl.RestoreLayoutFromXml 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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