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LayoutSerializationOptions.RestoreLayoutGroupAppearanceGroup Property

Gets or sets whether the appearance settings of groups are loaded when a layout is loaded from a data store.

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

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: Boolean
A Boolean value that specifies whether the corresponding appearance options are restored when a layout is restored.
The default is false.

Expanded Remarks

A layout can be saved to a data store via the LayoutControl.SaveLayoutToRegistry, LayoutControl.SaveLayoutToStream or LayoutControl.SaveLayoutToXml method, and then restored using a corresponding RestoreFrom... method.

When a layout is saved, the appearance settings of groups (LayoutItemContainer.AppearanceGroup) and items (BaseLayoutItem.AppearanceItemCaption) are saved as well. However, by default they are not restored when the layout is loaded. To ensure restoration of the appearance settings of layout groups, set the RestoreLayoutGroupAppearanceGroup property to true. To ensure restoration of the appearance settings of layout items, set the RestoreAppearanceItemCaption property to true.

Consider an example. Assume, a LayoutControl's layout has been saved to an XML file. An end-user then customizes the appearance of specific layout items as required, via the Customization Form's Property Grid, and then he intends to load the saved layout. If the RestoreAppearanceItemCaption property is set to false, his changes to the items' appearance will be kept. If this property is set to true, the new appearance will be overridden by the default appearance settings stored in the XML file.

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