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BarEditItem Class

Represents a bar item that can contain an editor.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v19.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

The BarEditItem type allows you to display an editor in a bar.

To display an editor in a bar:

  • create an editor and an editor bar item,
  • wrap the editor in the editor bar item (use the Edit property, or the corresponding constructor),
  • add the editor bar item to a bar.

Use the EditValue property to specify the editor's value. For instance, you can set an initial value.

Note

If you create Bar Items in code, note that these objects may not function properly without being associated with a BarManager or RibbonControl. To create a Bar Item, use a Bar Item constructor that has the BarManager parameter. When creating a Bar Item in code for use within a RibbonControl, use a Bar Item constructor that has the BarManager parameter, and pass the RibbonControl.Manager object as this parameter.

Vertical bars

Bar items are rotated in vertical bars. Editors cannot be rotated, so editor bar items are automatically hidden. To display editor bar items in a vertical bar, you can do one of the following:

  • prevent bar items from being rotated - set the BarOptions.RotateWhenVertical property to false.

  • display a glyph and/or caption only, without an editor - set the VisibleWhenVertical property to true.

    Handle the BarItem.ItemClick or BarManager.ItemClick event to respond to clicks on editor bar items.

Note

An in-place editor (BaseEdit descendant) within a Bar, Menu or Ribbon Control is created from a RepositoryItem descendant and activated only when a corresponding edit box is focused. If the edit box is not focused, the editor doesn't exist at this point in time. When the edit box loses focus, the corresponding editor is automatically destroyed. So, it's not possible to access an editor displayed within a Bar/Menu/Ribbon Control unless this editor has focus.

To access and customize a specific in-place editor, first activate the editor via the BarEditItemLink.ShowEditor method. To access the editor, use the BarManager.ActiveEditor property (for the RibbonControl, use the RibbonControl.Manager.ActiveEditor property).

Specific dropdown editors allow their items to be populated from a data source (e.g., a LookUpEdit or CheckedComboBoxEdit). If this editor is embedded into a Bar or Ribbon Control and the corresponding edit box is not focused, changes made to the data source are not reflected by the edit box. To update the edit box, you can use the BarItem.Refresh method.

Expanded Example

The following code shows how to:

  • embed a SpinEdit editor in a bar using the BarEditItem object.
  • assign an initial value to the editor (BarEditItem);
  • handle the EditValueChanged event to perform actions when the editor's value changes.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          BarItem
             BarEditItem
                DevExpress.XtraBars.RibbonSearchEditItem
                DevExpress.XtraPrinting.Preview.ZoomBarEditItem

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