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TileNavPane Class

The hierarchical tile menu, providing navigation in a touch-friendly manner.

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

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Expanded Remarks

The TileNavPane control allows you to implement a hierarchical tile menu, consisting of up to three levels.

In the non-expanded state, the TileNavPane is a nav bar that provides the Main Button from which navigation starts, and navigation breadcrumbs that help an end-user to keep track of the current location in the navigation hierarchy. It is also possible to add custom buttons to the nav bar that will perform an action on a click.

Each navigation hierarchy level is rendered as a dropdown bar, in which elements are presented by tiles. The top hierarchy level is a bar displaying categories (TileNavCategory) as tiles. The second hierarchy level is a bar displaying items (TileNavItem) as tiles. And the last hierarchy level is a bar displaying sub-items (TileNavSubItem) as tiles.

To specify the top-level navigation elements, use the Categories collection. For each category, you can specify child elements using the TileNavCategory.Items collection. Finally, for each item, you can specify sub-items via the TileNavItem.SubItems collection.

By default, a click on the Main Button (see NavButton.IsMain) shows top level navigation elements, i.e., TileNavCategory objects stored in the Categories collection.

Instead of a three-level hierarchy (categories-items-subitems), you can display a two-level hierarchy (items-subitems) in the TileNavPane. To accomplish this task, add items to the default category (DefaultCategory) and set the MainButtonBehavior property to ShowDefaultCategoryItems.

The figure below demonstrates a sample TileNavPane displaying the contents of a DASHBOARDS item, which belongs to the Sales category.

To handle clicks on the navigation elements rendered as tiles in the TileNavPane's drop-down tile bar, handle the TileClick or TileNavElement.TileClick event.

To handle clicks on the navigation elements rendered as buttons in the TileNavPane's nav bar, handle the ElementClick or NavElement.ElementClick event.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          System.Windows.Forms.Control
             TileNavPane

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