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SimpleButton Class

The button that can display text along with a custom image and can be clicked at runtime without receiving focus.

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

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Use the SimpleButton control to create a button in your application. Buttons are used to initiate actions from forms and dialog boxes. The button's associated action can be invoked by clicking the button using the mouse or pressing the ENTER or SPACE BAR key if the button has focus. The button's action should be implemented in the Click event handler.

The SimpleButton control is derived from the BaseButton class that implements the basic functionality for text buttons. The descendant additionally allows you to display images within the button. Use the Image property to specify the image to be displayed. The ImageLocation property specifies image alignment. Note that this property enables you to specify whether the image should be displayed together with the specified button's caption or alone. Use the Text property to specify the text to be displayed.

The AllowFocus property can be set to false to prevent the button from being focused.

Expanded Example

The following sample code declares a CreateSimpleButton method that creates and initializes a new SimpleButton control. The method has two parameters specifying the coordinates of the button's top left corner. The BaseButton.CalcBestFit method is used to calculate the size of the button's contents (an image and text) in order to set a proper button size.

The result of the sample code execution is displayed below.

Expanded Example

This example shows how to create a SuperToolTip containing a hyperlink for a SimpleButton.

The SimpleButton control provides the BaseControl.SuperTip inherited property that allows you to set a tooltip. To enable use of the <href> tag and other HTML text formatting tags in tooltips, activate the HTML Text Formatting feature (for instance, via the SuperToolTip.AllowHtmlText property). To respond to clicking a hyperlink, handle the ToolTipController.HyperlinkClick event.

The code that creates a SuperToolTip for a button is shown at the end of this section. At design time, you can create a SuperToolTip for a button as shown below. In this case, you still need to implement the HyperlinkClick event in code.

At design time, select the SimpleButton control and click the ellipses button within the SuperTip row in the Properties window:

This invokes the SuperToolTip Editor, which allows you to set the tooltip content and activate the HTML formatting feature:

When you run the application, the result will be as follows:

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System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          System.Windows.Forms.Control
             ControlBase
                BaseControl
                   BaseStyleControl
                      BaseButton
                         SimpleButton
                            DevExpress.XtraEditors.CalculatorButton
                            CheckButton
                            DropDownButton

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