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GroupBox Class

Represents a control container with a GroupBox-style title, capable of displaying a single child.

Namespace:DevExpress.Xpf.LayoutControl
Assembly:DevExpress.Xpf.LayoutControl.v17.1.dll

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A GroupBox can contain a single child item. It supports a GroupBox-style title, as shown in the image below:

To specify the text to be displayed in the title, use the inherited Header property. A DataTemplate for the title can be specified via the inherited HeaderTemplate property. You can hide the title by setting the TitleVisibility property to Collapsed. In this instance, the GroupBox will be displayed only with a border:

The GroupBox supports the following elements in its header:

  • Minimize Element

    Clicking the Minimize Element collapses the GroupBox, hiding its content. This element is enabled via the MinimizeElementVisibility property.

  • Maximize Element

    This element, which is supported when the GroupBox is used within a FlowLayoutControl, maximizes the GroupBox within the FlowLayoutControl. See MaximizeElementVisibility to learn more.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E2260.

The following example creates a FlowLayoutControl with four GroupBox objects as children. For the GroupBox objects, the Maximize and Minimize elements are enabled via the GroupBox.MaximizeElementVisibility and GroupBox.MinimizeElementVisibility properties.


The first group is maximized in XAML by setting the FlowLayoutControl.MaximizedElement property.

The following image shows the result:

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System.Object
    System.Windows.Threading.DispatcherObject
       System.Windows.DependencyObject
          System.Windows.Media.Visual
             System.Windows.UIElement
                System.Windows.FrameworkElement
                   System.Windows.Controls.Control
                      DevExpress.Xpf.Core.ControlBase
                         DevExpress.Xpf.Core.ContentControlBase
                            DevExpress.Xpf.Core.HeaderedContentControlBase
                               DevExpress.Xpf.LayoutControl.MaximizableHeaderedContentControlBase
                                  GroupBox

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