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Customization Form Overview

Expanded Customization Form Overview

The Customization Form provides access to hidden columns and bands (in banded Views).

To hide a specific column/band, an end-user can do one of the following.

After columns/bands have been hidden, they can be restored by opening the Customization Form and dragging them from the Customization Form onto the Column Header Panel.

The Customization Form can be opened by:

Expanded Customization Form Settings

The Customization Form can be treated as an instance of the System.Windows.Forms.Form class. The GridView.CustomizationForm property provides access to the Customization Form. This allows you to customize the form as needed (change caption, size, etc.). The following code changes the Text, Opacity and FormBorderStyle properties.

To set the form's location and size, use the GridView.CustomizationFormBounds property.

By setting the GridOptionsCustomization.CustomizationFormSearchBoxVisible property (accessible through the GridView.OptionsCustomization property) to true, you can display the search box in the Customization Form. This search box allows an end-user to input a criterion and filter the list of available columns according to the specified criterion. See the figure below.

Note

The Customization Form is recreated each time it is displayed. To customize the form each time it is displayed, handle the GridView.ShowCustomizationForm event.

The customization box can be closed by the end-user or it can be hidden programmatically by the GridView.DestroyCustomization method. In both cases, the Customization Form is destroyed. If you need to perform actions before the Customization Form is destroyed or simply respond to closing it, handle the GridView.HideCustomizationForm event. If the customization box is invoked again by the end-user or by the GridView.CustomizationForm method, the form will be recreated with the default settings.

Please refer to the Implement Customization Form Functionality topic for more information.

Expanded Banded Views Functionality

When using a Customization Form within the BandedGridView or AdvBandedGridView Views, it is also possible to drag bands to the customization box. You can drag the whole band to the customization box or change its GridBand.VisibleIndex property. Moving the band to the Customization Form affects the visibility of all columns and bands within the band. Customization options specifying band and column behavior within the Banded Grid Views can be accessed using the BandedGridView.OptionsCustomization property.

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