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LayoutControlItem.ContextButtons Property

Provides access to the collection of context buttons appearing in this layout item when it is hovered over with the pointer.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraLayout
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraLayout.v19.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: ContextItemCollection
The collection of context buttons.

Expanded Remarks

The ContextButtons property provides access to the collection of glyph buttons that appear in the current item when it is hovered over with the mouse pointer. You can add simple push buttons into this collection to provide end-users with custom actions (like 'add to favorites', 'share', etc.) or specific buttons that rate the content or adjust some setting (e. g., brightness). To learn more on the available types of context buttons, see the ContextItem base class.

Typically, context buttons are represented by an icon only, and do not have a caption. You can use the button's ContextItem.ToolTip property or handle CustomContextButtonToolTip event to provide end-users with information on what a particular button does.

To respond to a click on a push context button, handle the ContextButtonClick event, or subscribe to the required button's ContextItem.Click event. For context buttons that set up a value, handle the ContextButtonValueChanged event.

The ContextButtonOptions property provides access to the settings applied to the context buttons. For instance, you can specify the indent between the buttons, the animation used to show and hide the buttons, etc.

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