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DXFileDialog.Filter Property

Gets or sets the current file name filter string, which determines the choices that appear in a file dialog.

Namespace:DevExpress.Xpf.Dialogs
Assembly:DevExpress.Xpf.Dialogs.v19.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: String
The file filtering options available in the file dialog.

Expanded Remarks

For each filtering option, the filter string contains a description of the filter, followed by the vertical bar (|) and the filter pattern. The strings for different filtering options are separated by the vertical bar.

The following is an example of a filter string:

Text files (*.txt)|*.txt|All files (*.*)|*.*

You can add several filter patterns to a filter by separating the file types with semicolons, for example:

Image Files(*.BMP;*.JPG;*.GIF)|*.BMP;*.JPG;*.GIF|All files (*.*)|*.*

Use the FilterIndex property to set which filtering option is shown first to the user.

The code sample below demonstrates how to define filters that allow end-users to see images or all files.

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