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Column Visibility

Available columns/card fields in all Views can be accessed from the View's ColumnView.Columns inherited collection. This collection stores both visible and hidden columns.

Use the GridColumn.Visible property to specify the visibility of columns. The GridColumn.VisibleIndex property controls the position of the column among other visible columns. Setting this property to 0 moves the column to the first position. If the new position is greater than or equal to the number of visible columns, the column will become the last visible column. The ColumnView.VisibleColumns collection allows you to access all visible columns.

An end-user can access all hidden columns using the Customization Form. If you do not want a specific column to appear in the Customization Form when it is hidden, you can clear the column's OptionsColumn.ShowInCustomizationForm option.

Expanded Banded Grid Views

Like in the GridView, the ColumnView.Columns collection in the BandedGridView and AdvBandedGridView is a place to store all available columns. However, to display a column in the banded grid views, that column needs to be assigned to a certain band. You can place a column into a band by setting the column's BandedGridColumn.OwnerBand property. The column's position within the band can be specified as follows.

Expanded Layout Views

In Layout Views, fields are arranged within a card using a specific layout. Each card field is internally described by two objects: a LayoutViewColumn and a LayoutViewField object. Column objects contain various display and behavior settings, while corresponding LayoutViewField objects define the layout of fields within a card (a field's position, indents, caption visibility and alignment, etc). To access a LayoutViewField object that corresponds to a column, use the LayoutViewColumn.LayoutViewField property. The methods and properties provided by LayoutViewField objects allow the field layout to be modified.

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