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XtraForm.MdiChildCaptionFormatString Property

Gets or sets the composite format string used to format the merged MDI parent and child captions.

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

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: String
A string value that represents the composite format string used to format the merged MDI parent and child captions.
The default is "{1} - {0}".

Expanded Remarks

If the ShowMdiChildCaptionInParentTitle property is set to true, the MDI parent and child captions are merged, and the resulting string is shown in the title bar. See the figure below.

By default, the resulting string is composed of the child caption preceding the parent caption separated by a hyphen. The MdiChildCaptionFormatString property allows you to provide a custom format sting used to compose the captions. The {0} placeholder corresponds to the MDI parent caption, {1} corresponds to the child caption. The code snippet below shows a sample format string.

The result of the provided formatting is shown below.

To learn more about composite format strings, see the Composite Formatting topic on MSDN.

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