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BaseCheckEdit.AutoSizeInLayoutControl Property

Gets or sets whether the editor's width is changed to display the editor's content in its entirety. This property is in effect when the editor resides within a LayoutControl.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraEditors
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraEditors.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Boolean
true, if auto-size mode is enabled; otherwise, false.
The default is false.

Expanded Remarks

When an editor is displayed within a LayoutControl, you can use the AutoSizeInLayoutControl property to enable auto-size mode. In this instance, the editor's width is changed to display the editor's text in its entirety.

The layout control allows you to set size constraints for controls, specifying the range in which the control's size can vary. See the Size Constraints topic for more information.

Expanded Example

The following code shows how to enable the auto-size feature for a CheckEdit within a LayoutControl, and center the CheckEdit control within the corresponding layout item.

In the code, the auto-size feature is enabled for the CheckEdit control via its AutoSizeInLayoutControl property. When this feature is enabled, the control's size shrinks to fit its content. This allows the control to be custom aligned within the layout item, using the LayoutControlItem.SizeConstraintsType and LayoutControlItem.ControlAlignment properties.

The image below shows the design-time result of the customization. The layout item in which the checkEdit1 control resides is highlighted in blue. The bounds of the checkEdit1 control are indicated by the rectangle at the center of the layout item:

For more information on control alignment, see Aligning Controls Within Layout Items.

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