Log In
Home
Support
Demos
Documentation
Blogs
Training
Webinars
[Expand]General Information
[Collapse]WinForms Controls
  Prerequisites
 [Expand]What's Installed
 [Expand]Build an Application
 [Collapse]Controls and Libraries
  [Expand]Forms and User Controls
  [Expand]Messages, Notifications and Dialogs
  [Expand]Editors and Simple Controls
  [Expand]Ribbon, Bars and Menu
  [Expand]Application UI Manager
  [Expand]Docking Library
  [Expand]Data Grid
  [Expand]Vertical Grid
  [Expand]Pivot Grid
  [Expand]Tree List
  [Expand]Chart Control
  [Expand]Diagrams
  [Expand]Gauges
  [Expand]Map Control
  [Expand]Scheduler
  [Expand]Spreadsheet
  [Expand]Rich Text Editor
  [Expand]Spell Checker
  [Collapse]Form Layout Managers
    Side Panel
   [Collapse]Layout Manager
    [Expand]Product Information
    [Expand]Getting Started
    [Expand]Layout Control
    [Expand]Data Layout Control
    [Expand]Layout Item
    [Expand]Layout Groups
    [Expand]Tabbed Group
    [Expand]Other Layout Elements
    [Collapse]Customization Capabilities
      Design-Time Customization
      Design-Time Actions: Adding and Removing Controls and Layout Items
      Design-Time Actions: Resizing and Moving Layout Items
      Design-Time Actions: Selecting Controls and Layout Items
      Context Menu
      Customization Form
      Runtime Undo/Redo
      Creating Layout Items at Design Time
      Creating Tabbed Groups at Design Time
      Design-Time Layout Templates
      Dragging Layout Items at Design Time
      Layout Tree View
      Selecting Layout Items at Design Time
      Runtime Customization Overview
      Default Runtime Customization
      Quick Runtime Customization
    [Expand]Size and Alignment
     Flow Layout
     Table Layout
     Focus Management
    [Expand]Appearance and Look and Feel
    [Expand]Miscellaneous
    [Expand]Examples
    [Expand]Member Tables
   [Expand]Tabbed MDI Manager
    Tab Control
   [Expand]Wizard Control
    Workspace Manager
  [Expand]Navigation Controls
  [Expand]Printing-Exporting
  [Expand]PDF Viewer
   Reporting
  [Expand]Snap
  [Expand]TreeMap Control
 [Expand]Common Features
  Get More Help
 [Expand]API Reference
[Expand]ASP.NET Controls and MVC Extensions
[Expand]ASP.NET Bootstrap Controls
[Expand]WPF Controls
[Expand]Xamarin Controls
[Expand]Windows 10 App Controls
[Expand]Document Server
[Expand]Reporting
[Expand]Report Server
[Expand]Dashboard
[Expand]eXpressApp Framework
[Expand]CodeRush
[Expand]Cross-Platform Core Libraries
[Expand]Tools and Utilities
 End-User Documentation

Design-Time Actions: Adding and Removing Controls and Layout Items

The following table lists the design-time actions that can be used to add controls to and remove them from the Layout Control.

ActionEffect
Dragging and dropping a control over the Layout Control's empty space (any region which is not occupied by controls within the Layout Control) Creates a new Layout Item with the dropped control. The visibility of the layout item's text label is determined depending upon the control's type. See the Layout Support For Third Party Controls topic for more information.
Dragging and dropping a control over the Layout Control's empty space while holding the SHIFT key down. Creates a new layout item with the dropped control. The text label is made visible by setting the BaseLayoutItem.TextVisible property to true.
Dragging and dropping a control over the Layout Control's empty space while holding the CTRL key down. Creates a new layout item with the dropped control. The text label is hidden by setting the BaseLayoutItem.TextVisible property to false.
Dragging a control away from the Layout Control. Destroys the corresponding layout item.
Deleting a control (selecting a control and pressing the DEL key) Destroys the corresponding layout item.
Deleting a layout item (selecting a layout item and pressing the DEL key) Destroys the layout item's control.
Deleting a layout group (selecting a group and pressing the DEL key) Destroys the layout items and their controls that are displayed within this group.
Deleting the Layout Control (selecting it and pressing the DEL key) Destroys the layout items, groups and their controls that are displayed within the Layout Control.

How would you rate this topic?​​​​​​​