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LayoutControl.ReadFromXML Method

Restores the layout of child items that have been previously saved via the LayoutControlBase.WriteToXML method. The method optimizes the layout after loading (removes empty and unnecessary groups) without visually breaking the layout.

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

Expanded Syntax

Parameters

xml
Type: XmlReader
An System.Xml.XmlReader object from which data is read.

Expanded Remarks

You can save the layout of child items via the LayoutControlBase.WriteToXML method. The ReadFromXML method allows you to load the previously saved layout.

Note

To correctly save and then restore the layout of items, you need to assign names to the items. If names are not specified, the layout will be correctly restored, provided that the LayoutControl's/LayoutGroup's item collection (the order and number of items) wasn't modified after the layout was saved.

To load a layout, we recommend using the Loaded event of a UserControl or a window.

Expanded Example

The following example shows how to save the layout of items of a LayoutControl object to a stream, and then restore the layout. The LayoutControlBase.WriteToXML and ReadFromXML methods are used to do this.

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