XRDesignToolBox.GroupsStyle Property

Gets or sets the style for presenting the groups’ contents.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UserDesigner

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v21.2.Extensions.dll

Declaration

public NavBarGroupStyle GroupsStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
NavBarGroupStyle

A NavBarGroupStyle value specifying how the groups’ contents are presented.

Available values:

Name Description
Default

The link arrangement mode is dependent on the current View.

In the following Views, links are painted in the LargeIconsText mode: BaseView, FlatView, Office1View, Office2View, Office3View, AdvExplorerBarView, ExplorerBarView, UltraFlatExplorerBarView, XP1View, XP2View and XPExplorerBarView.

In other Views, links are painted in the SmallIconsText mode.

SmallIconsText

A group’s links are displayed in one column, using small icons and with captions.

GroupStyle_SmallIconsText

LargeIconsText

A group’s links are displayed in one column, using large icons and with captions.

GroupStyle_LargeIconsText

In the VSToolBoxView paint style, links are painted in the SmallIconsText mode.

SmallIconsList

A group’s links are displayed across then down, using small icons and without captions.

GroupStyle_SmallIconsList

This mode is supported in the following paint Views: BaseView, FlatView, Office1View, Office2View, Office3View, VSToolBoxView, UltraFlatExplorerBarView, XP1View, XP2View and NavigationPane.

In other paint Views, links are painted in the SmallIconsText mode.

LargeIconsList

A group’s links are displayed across then down, using large icons and without captions.

GroupStyle_LargeIconsList

This mode is supported in the following paint Views: BaseView, FlatView, Office1View, Office2View, Office3View, UltraFlatExplorerBarView, XP1View, XP2View and NavigationPane.

In other paint Views, links are painted differently:

  • VSToolBoxView - links are painted in the SmallIconsList mode.

  • all other paint Views - links are painted in the LargeIconsText mode.

ControlContainer

This setting allows you to display any controls within the group. In this case, the group does not display its links. Instead, it provides a container control - a surface on which you can place any arbitrary controls. For more information, see the NavBarGroupControlContainer topic.

In the image below the NavBarControl’s group displays a Tree List control.

GroupStyle_ControlContainer_TreeList

Remarks

Use the GroupsStyle property to specify how the contents of design toolbox groups are presented to an end-user. By default, this property is set to NavBarGroupStyle.Default and this ensures that the group’s links are displayed according to the currently applied view. By setting the GroupsStyle property to a specific NavBarGroupStyle enumeration value, you can force the links to be displayed using large or small images, with or without captions.

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