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WinForms Application Templates

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The eXpressApp Framework uses built-in Templates for automatic UI construction. The templates for WinForms applications are listed below.

Templates

LightStyleMainForm

LightStyleMainForm

Class: LightStyleMainForm

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates.

Displays the main Window without excessive borders. To use this template, set the IModelOptionsWin.FormStyle property to Standard and WinApplication.UseLightStyle to true.

LightStyleMainRibbonForm

LightStyleMainRibbonForm

Class: LightStyleMainRibbonForm

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates

Displays the main Window with the Ribbon form style without excessive borders. To use this template, set the IModelOptionsWin.FormStyle property to Ribbon and WinApplication.UseLightStyle to true.

OutlookStyleMainRibbonForm

OutlookStyleMainRibbonForm

Class: OutlookStyleMainRibbonForm

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates.Ribbon

Used to display the main Window with the Outlook form style. To use this template, apply settings as the IModelRootGroupsStyle.RootGroupsStyle article describes, and set the RootGroupStyle property to OutlookSimple or OutlookAnimated.

DetailFormV2

Contact_DetailView

Class: DetailFormV2

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates

Displays a Detail View in a new Window. To use this template, set the IModelOptionsWin.FormStyle property to Standard.

DetailRibbonFormV2

DetailRibbonFormTemplate

Class: DetailRibbonFormV2

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates.Bars

Displays a Detail View in a new Window with the Ribbon form style. To use this template, set the IModelOptionsWin.FormStyle property to Ribbon.

PopupForm

PopupFormTemplate

Class: PopupForm

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates

Used to display pop-up windows with a Detail View. For instance, a logon form is displayed by the PopupForm Template.

NestedFrameTemplateV2

NestedFrameTemplate

Class: NestedFrameTemplateV2

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates

Used to display a Window or Frame nested into another Window or Frame. For instance, a List Property Editor or Detail Property Editor’s window is displayed by the NestedFrameTemplateV2 Template.

LookupForm

LookupFormTemplate

Class: LookupForm

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates

Used to display pop-up windows with a List View. For instance, PopupWindowShowAction type Actions use the LookupForm Template to display their pop-up window.

LookupControlTemplate

LookupControlTemplate

Class: LookupControlTemplate

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates

Used to display a Lookup Property Editor’s drop down window.

Deprecated Templates

MainFormV2

MainFormTemplate

Class: MainFormV2

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates

Displays the main Window. To use this template, set the IModelOptionsWin.FormStyle property to Standard.

MainRibbonFormV2

MainRibbonFormV2

Class: MainRibbonFormV2

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Templates.Bars

Displays the main Window with the Ribbon form style. To use this template, set the IModelOptionsWin.FormStyle property to Ribbon.

Note

Refer to the Toggle the WinForms Ribbon Interface topic to learn how to toggle a Ribbon user interface in your WinForms application.

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