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.NET Framework 4.5.2+

PermissionSettingHelper.EnsureNavigationPermission(IPermissionPolicyRole, String) Method

Searches for the first permission for the specified navigation item in the current role. If the navigation permission is not found, it is created.

Namespace: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Security

Assembly: DevExpress.ExpressApp.Security.v22.1.dll


public static IPermissionPolicyNavigationPermissionObject EnsureNavigationPermission(
    this IPermissionPolicyRole role,
    string itemPath


Name Type Description
role IPermissionPolicyRole

An IPermissionPolicyRole object specifying the security role.

itemPath String

A String value which is the path to the particular navigation item or group.


Type Description

A DevExpress.Persistent.Base.IPermissionPolicyNavigationPermissionObject object specifying the found or created navigation permission.


You can get the correct itemPath value using the Model Editor. For this purpose, expand the NavigationItems category, find the target navigation item and copy the ItemPath property value.



If your application is created in earlier XAF versions and uses Entity Framework as the ORM system, you may need to perform a migration to use the Navigation Permissions functionality.

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