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ToolbarForm Class

An extended version of the XtraForm that allows you to add bar items directly to the form title bar.

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

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

The figure below illustrates a sample Toolbar Form with bar items of different types (regular buttons, an edit item, a check item, and a skin menu) in the form title bar.

The ToolbarForm is a descendant of the XtraForm (see XtraForm) class and shares all of its features.

Expanded Convert Forms to Toolbar Forms

To convert either a standard or any DevExpress form to a Toolbar Form, invoke the smart tag menu and select the "Convert to Toolbar Form" option.

Expanded Hide Form Title

Toolbar Form can be shown without a title (the Form.Text property). To do that, disable the ShowText (see ShowText) setting. The following screenshot of the "Visual Studio Inspired UI Demo" DevExpress demo illustrates a Toolbar Form with no visible title.

Expanded Add Bar Items to the Form Title Bar at Design Time

A Toolbar Form's title bar can be populated in the same way you add bar items to regular toolbars: a Form has two areas on both ends of its title bar that can host items. Click the "[Add]" button to create a new item.

You can drag-and-drop items at design time to re-arrange them, and move from one title bar area to another.

Expanded Create Toolbar Forms in Code. Satellite Controls

A Toolbar Form has two mandatory satellite controls - ToolbarFormControl and ToolbarFormManager.

  • ToolbarFormControl - the title bar of the form. Displays bar items added to its ToolbarFormControl.TitleItemLinks collection. Use the BarItem.Alignment property to choose whether this item docks to the left or right edge of the ToolbarFormControl.
  • ToolbarFormManager - the internal BarManager of the form. Owns bar items displayed within the ToolbarFormControl.

To convert existing forms to Toolbar Forms or create new Toolbar Forms in code, you need to manually create these components.

See the ToolbarFormControl class description for more information on form title bar settings.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          System.Windows.Forms.Control
             System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl
                System.Windows.Forms.ContainerControl
                   System.Windows.Forms.Form
                      DevExpress.XtraEditors.DForm
                         DevExpress.XtraEditors.MouseWheelContainerForm
                            XtraForm
                               ToolbarForm
                                  FluentDesignForm

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