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LayoutControlItem.Control Property

Gets or sets the control which is owned by the layout item.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraLayout
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraLayout.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Control
A System.Windows.Forms.Control descendant which is owned by the layout item.
The default is null.

Expanded Remarks

When a control is assigned to the Control property it is automatically added to the LayoutControl.Controls collection. After a control has been assigned to the Control property, this property cannot be changed. Changing the bound control's properties that affect its visibility and position (for instance, Location, Parent, Size, Visible and Enabled) has no effect, use the properties provided by the LayoutControlItem class instead.

When an item is disposed of at runtime, its control is not destroyed.

Note

To allow a Layout Control's layout to be customized and serialized you need to ensure that Name properties of the layout items and controls within the layout items are set to unique values. You must set the Name properties to unique values for layout items and controls that are created at runtime. The control's Name property must be initialized before this control is assigned to the Control property.

Expanded Example

The following example shows how to change a layout item's control in code.

Assume that a DataLayoutControl is bound to a data source containing a Description field. The DataLayoutControl.RetrieveFields method retrieves information on available fields in the data source, and automatically creates layout items with controls for these fields. By default, for a field of the string type, a layout item with a TextEdit control inside it is created. The example shows how to locate a layout item with a control bound to the Description field, and replace its TextEdit control with a MemoEdit control. To change a layout item's control, the new control must be assigned to the Control property within the LayoutControl.BeginUpdate and LayoutControl.EndUpdate method pair.

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