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AccordionControlElementBase.ContentContainer Property

Allows you to assign a custom control container to the element which will be displayed in an expandable area below the element's header. This property is in effect for elements of the Item style (see AccordionControlElement.Style).

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraBars.Navigation
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraBars.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: AccordionContentContainer
An object that specifies a container for custom controls.
The default is null.

Expanded Remarks

The ContentContainer property is in effect for elements of the Item style (see AccordionControlElement.Style).

By default, an item acts as a button (handle the Click or AccordionControl.ElementClick event to respond to clicking an item header). An item can also display custom controls below its header. To accomplish this, assign an AccordionContentContainer object to the item and add custom controls to this container.

At design time, you can add a control container to an item using the item's smart tag.

Once the container is assigned, you can resize the container vertically and add custom controls to it.

To associate a content container with an item in code, use the ContentContainer property. The following code creates an AccordionContentContainer with an XtraUserControl and adds it to the item.

Instead of providing contents for items beforehand, you can handle the AccordionControl.HasContentContainer and AccordionControl.GetContentContainer events to supply content containers dynamically.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=T500006.

This example demonstrates how to create a sample AccordionControl at runtime.

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