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LayoutView.Columns Property

Provides access to the View's column collection.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraGrid.Views.Layout
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraGrid.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: LayoutViewColumnCollection
A LayoutViewColumnCollection object that contains the View's columns.

Expanded Remarks

The Columns property stores all columns present in the current View. It allows you to add and delete columns using appropriate methods. You can also access individual columns using indexer notation or the bound field name as parameters.

This Columns property overrides the inherited ColumnView.Columns property, since Layout Views use LayoutViewColumn objects to represent their columns.

For each column in a Layout View, a LayoutViewField object exists. LayoutViewField objects determine the layout of fields/columns in a card. Fields arranged in a specific layout form a template card. You can access this card and customize the layout via the TemplateCard property. In code, the layout can also be customized using methods provided by LayoutViewField objects (for instance, Move). When a LayoutViewColumn object is created and added to the Columns collection, a corresponding LayoutViewField object is created and added to the template card.

Visible columns can be accessed via the ColumnView.VisibleColumns property.

See Column and Card Field Overview to learn more.

Expanded Example

The following example shows how to create and customize a Layout View in code. In the example, a template card is created, consisting of six fields arranged as in the image below:

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