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LayoutControlGroup Class

A regular group with or without a header and borders.

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

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

This class represents a regular group that can display layout items (LayoutControlItem objects), other regular groups and tabbed groups (TabbedControlGroup objects). A group is bound by a frame by default, which can be hidden by setting the LayoutGroup.GroupBordersVisible property to false.

In the Layout Control, layout items can only be displayed within groups. The top level group, which is the parent for all the items displayed within the control, is represented by the LayoutControlGroup object. It can be accessed via the LayoutControl.Root property. A root group is automatically created when a LayoutControl is created.

A LayoutControlGroup object can be displayed as a tab within a tabbed group represented by the TabbedControlGroup class. To add a group as a tab, use the TabbedGroup.AddTabPage method.

The following image shows a form which contains a layout control. The root group displays two regular layout items (Job Title and Contact Name), regular group (Personal Info) and a tabbed group. The tabbed group contains two tabs which display two groups (Photo and Notes):

A nesting group within a specific group can be created as follows:

  • via the AddGroup method. In this case, the created group is automatically added to the current group..
  • via the group's constructor. The new group can then be added to another group via the LayoutGroup.Add or LayoutGroup.Move method.

Expanded Example

The following example shows how to create a group within the LayoutControl's root group and add two layout items to it. A group is created using its constructor and added to the root group with the LayoutGroup.Add method.

The first layout item is created using the group's AddItem method.

The second item is created using the LayoutControlItem's constructor. It's then positioned to the right of the first item using the BaseLayoutItem.Move method.

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          DevExpress.XtraLayout.SupportVisitor
             BaseLayoutItem
                LayoutItemContainer
                   LayoutGroup
                      LayoutControlGroup
                         LayoutViewCard

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