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Frame.Context Property

Returns a Frame's context.

Namespace:DevExpress.ExpressApp
Assembly:DevExpress.ExpressApp.v19.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Property value

Type: TemplateContext
A TemplateContext object that indicates the current Frame's context.

Expanded Remarks

A Frame is displayed via a Frame Template in a UI. All Templates are related to particular contexts. So, when a Frame is created, a context must be determined to apply a proper Template. All the contexts are defined by the TemplateContext instances. The following table lists all the context names:

Context

Templates

TemplateContext.ApplicationWindow

LightStyleMainForm

LightStyleMainRibbonForm

OutlookStyleMainRibbonForm

MainFormV2

MainRibbonFormV2

TemplateContext.View

DetailFormV2

DetailRibbonFormV2

TemplateContext.PopupWindow

PopupForm

TemplateContext.LookupControl

LookupControlTemplate

TemplateContext.LookupWindow

LookupForm

TemplateContext.NestedFrame

NestedFrameTemplateV2

Note

Basically, contexts are only used in Windows Forms applications, to assign a Template to a Frame. In ASP.NET Web applications, another mechanism is applied. To learn more, refer to the Template Customization and ASP.NET Application Life Cycle topics.

Expanded See Also

Frame Class
Frame Members
DevExpress.ExpressApp Namespace
System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<T>
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