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BarDockInfo.ContainerType Property

Gets or sets the type of container that displays the current bar. This value matches the BarContainerControl.ContainerType property. This is a dependency property.

Namespace:DevExpress.Xpf.Bars
Assembly:DevExpress.Xpf.Core.v18.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: BarContainerType
A BarContainerType value that specifies the type of container that displays the current bar.

Expanded Remarks

For a bar to be displayed on-screen, it must be associated with a specific bar container (a BarContainerControl object). It can be associated with a bar container via the Container, ContainerName or ContainerType property.

Setting the ContainerType property locates a BarContainerControl object whose BarContainerControl.ContainerType property's value matches the assigned value. If this container is found, it's assigned to the Container property, and its name is assigned to the ContainerName property.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E1557.

This example shows how to get and focus an editor embedded into a bar.

In the example bars are added to BarContainers that are automatically created by setting the BarManager.CreateStandardLayout property to True.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E1553.

This example shows how to manually create different types of bar containers: 1) A bar container used to display bars at the top of the window, 2) A float bar container (it's created automatically when setting the Bar.DockInfo.ContainerType property to Floating), 3) A standalone bar container that can be freely positioned within the window.

The following image shows the result:

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