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Expanded Overview

The ButtonEdit control is an advanced text box editor that allows nesting buttons inside of it.

The ButtonEdit control offers the following features.

  • Unlimited number of nested buttons

    ButtonEdit can display any number of nested buttons that are stored in the ButtonEdit.Buttons collection. Individual nested buttons are represented by the ButtonInfo objects.
  • Customizable button appearance and alignment

    Each button can be individually customized. To specify the desired button glyph, use the ButtonInfo.GlyphKind property. To left-align a nested button, set the ButtonInfoBase.IsLeft property to true.
  • Optional default button

    By default, ButtonEdit displays a single button. To control its availability, use the ButtonEdit.AllowDefaultButton property. Clicking the default button raises the ButtonEdit.DefaultButtonClick event.
  • Common editor features

    Like other DevExpress WPF data editors, ButtonEdit supports masked user input and the data validation mechanism.
  • Optimized for in-place editing

    ButtonEdit can be used standalone or as an in-place editor nested in a container control. The ButtonEditSettings class implements the in-place editing functionality. See Inplace Editors to learn more.

Expanded Standalone ButtonEdit

To add a standalone ButtonEdit to a Window, drag it from the Toolbox and populate its ButtonEdit.Buttons collection with the ButtonInfo objects.

The following sample demonstrates how to create a ButtonEdit using XAML markup.

Expanded In-place ButtonEdit

To embed a ButtonEdit into a container control, use the ButtonEditSettings class.

The following sample demonstrates how to embed a ButtonEdit into a GridControl column.

Expanded See Also

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