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DXPopupMenu.MenuViewType Property

Gets or sets how the current menu is displayed (as a menu, floating bar or RibbonMiniToolbar).

Namespace:DevExpress.Utils.Menu
Assembly:DevExpress.Utils.v19.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: MenuViewType
A MenuViewType value
The default is MenuViewType.Menu.

Expanded Remarks

A DXPopupMenu can be displayed as a regular menu, popup bar or RibbonMiniToolbar.

This can be accomplished by changing the menu's display mode via the MenuViewType property and using a corresponding menu manager (this manager is responsible for displaying a DXPopupMenu in a specific manner). Note that only changing the display mode via the MenuViewType property is not enough. You also need to use a corresponding menu manager that is passed to the DXPopupMenu's IDXDropDownControl.Show method.

The following menu managers are available:

  • SkinMenuManager - This manager displays a DXPopupMenu as a regular menu.

    DXEditMenuItem objects are not supported by the SkinMenuManager. These items, which are used to embed in-place editors into popup controls, are presented only in text (without edit boxes).

    A DXButtonGroupItem object, which is used to present a set of linked buttons, is displayed as a sub-menu by the SkinMenuManager.

  • BarManager - This manager displays a DXPopupMenu as a popup bar.

  • RibbonControl - This manager displays a DXPopupMenu as a RibbonMiniToolbar.

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Expanded Example

This example shows how to display DXPopupMenu as a regular menu, popup bar or RibbonMiniToolbar. To change a menu's display mode, the MenuViewType property is used.To display DXPopupMenu as a popup bar, you need to set the MenuViewType property to Toolbar and also pass a BarManager object to the DXPopupMenu.Show method. Similarly, to display DXPopupMenu as RibbonMiniToolbar, you need to set the MenuViewType property to Toolbar and also pass a RibbonControl object to the DXPopupMenu.Show method.

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