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Frame.Context Property

Returns a Frame's context.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.v18.2.dll


public TemplateContext Context { get; }
Public ReadOnly Property Context As TemplateContext

Property Value

Type Description

A TemplateContext object that indicates the current Frame's context.


A Frame is displayed via a Frame Template in a UI. All Templates are related to particular contexts. So, when a Frame is created, a context must be determined to apply a proper Template. All the contexts are defined by the TemplateContext instances. The following table lists all the context names:

Context Template
TemplateContext.ApplicationWindow MainForm
TemplateContext.View ViewForm
TemplateContext.PopupWindow PopupForm
TemplateContext.LookupControl LookupControlTemplate
TemplateContext.LookupWindow LookupForm
TemplateContext.NestedFrame NestedFrameTemplate

Basicly, contexts are only used in Windows Forms applications, to assign a Template to a Frame. In ASP.NET Web applications, another mechanism is applied. To learn more, refer to the Template Customization and ASP.NET Application Life Cycle topics.

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