An abstract class that serves as the base class for the Static Text View Items.
public abstract class StaticText : ViewItem, IAppearanceFormat, IAppearanceBase, IAppearanceVisibility, INotifyAppearanceVisibilityChanged
Public MustInherit Class StaticText Inherits ViewItem Implements IAppearanceFormat, IAppearanceBase, IAppearanceVisibility, INotifyAppearanceVisibilityChanged
A Static Text View Item is used to display a particular caption in a UI. The StaticText class is an abstract class from which all the Static Text View Items derive. The following table lists XAF’s built-in Static Text View Items.
|StaticTextViewItem (DevExpress.ExpressApp.Win.Editors)||The Static Text View Item used in XAF Windows Forms applications.|
|StaticTextViewItem (DevExpress.ExpressApp.Web.Editors)||The Static Text View Item used in XAF ASP.NET applications.|
|StaticTextViewItem (DevExpress.ExpressApp.Mobile.Editors)||The Static Text View Item used in XAF Mobile applications.|
To extend the built-in functionality and use a specific text-display control, you may need to implement a custom Static Text View Item. To do this, override the protected virtual CreateControlCore method, to instantiate the required control. Apply the ViewItemAttribute to the custom item, to make a new child node appear in the ViewItems node of the Application Model. For additional information, refer to the How to: Implement a View Item topic and ViewItem class description. Note, that a custom Static Text View Item should be implemented in a module project. In this instance, it will be loaded to the Application Model, and you will be able to use it in a UI. Additionally, the module should be UI-specific, because the custom Static Text View Item creates a UI-specific control.
The StaticText class implements the IAppearanceFormat interface so that the AppearanceController can change the appearance format according to conditional appearance rules applied to a StaticText View Item.
To learn how to add a Static Text View Item to a Detail View, refer to the View Items topic.