GroupView Items Settings in Windows Forms GroupView

This section discusses the various settings that can be applied to the GroupView Items of the GroupView control.

Text settings

This section describes the text alignment options available for GroupView.

Text highlighting

The GroupView control provides highlighting of text when the mouse is over the GroupView Item. This can be activated by setting the HighlightText property to ‘True’.

this.groupView1.HighlightText = true;
Me.groupView1.HighlightText = True

Text highlighting

“My Computer” Item is Highlighted in the GroupView Control

Text offset

The following properties are used to set the text offset for the GroupView Items.

NOTE

HighlightText property must be set to ‘True’ in all the cases.

this.groupView1.HighlightTextOffset = new System.Drawing.Point(10, 5);

this.groupView1.SelectedHighlightTextOffset = new System.Drawing.Point(20, 6);

this.groupView1.SelectedTextOffset = new System.Drawing.Point(30, 7);

this.groupView1.SelectingTextOffset = new System.Drawing.Point(40, 8);
Me.groupView1.HighlightTextOffset = New System.Drawing.Point(10, 5)

Me.groupView1.SelectedHighlightTextOffset = New System.Drawing.Point(20, 6)

Me.groupView1.SelectedTextOffset = New System.Drawing.Point(30, 7)

Me.groupView1.SelectingTextOffset = New System.Drawing.Point(40, 8)

GroupView

GroupView

GroupView

GroupView

The methods associated with these properties are given below.

Text formatting

The following table lists the text formatting properties of GroupView Control.

Text formatting

Text formatting

this.groupView1.TextSpacing = 15;

this.groupView1.TextUnderline = true;

this.groupView1.TextWrap = true;
Me.groupView1.TextSpacing = 15

Me.groupView1.TextUnderline = True

Me.groupView1.TextWrap = True

In-place renaming

It is possible to rename the specified GroupView Item at run-time using the InplaceRenameItem method.

// index: index of the GroupView Item to be renamed.

this.groupView1.InplaceRenameItem(index);
' index: index of the GroupView Item to be renamed.

Me.groupView1.InplaceRenameItem(index)
Method Description
CancelInplaceRenameItemAt Cancels an in-place edit that is in progress.

Color settings

This section describes the color settings available for GroupView.

Highlighting items and text

The color for highlighting Items and text during mouse hover can be specified using the properties given below.

NOTE

HighlightText property must be set to ‘True’ in both the cases.

this.groupView1.HighlightItemColor = System.Drawing.Color.LavendarBlush;

this.groupView1.HighlightTextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Purple;
Me.groupView1.HighlightItemColor = System.Drawing.Color.LavendarBlush

Me.groupView1.HighlightTextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Purple

Color settings

The following table lists the methods related to the above properties.

Highlighting selected items and text

The color for highlighting selected Items and text can be specified using the properties given below.

SelectedHighlightItemColor
SelectedHighlightTextColor
SelectedItemColor
SelectedTextColor
SelectingItemColor
SelectingTextColor

NOTE

HighlightText property must be set to ‘True’ in all the cases.

this.groupView1.SelectedHighlightItemColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightBlue;

this.groupView1.SelectedHighlightTextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Crimson;

this.groupView1.SelectedItemColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightGreen;

this.groupView1.SelectedTextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue;

this.groupView1.SelectingItemColor = System.Drawing.Color.PeachPuff;

this.groupView1.SelectingTextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red;
Me.groupView1.SelectedHighlightItemColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightBlue

Me.groupView1.SelectedHighlightTextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Crimson

Me.groupView1.SelectedItemColor = System.Drawing.Color.LightGreen

Me.groupView1.SelectedTextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Blue

Me.groupView1.SelectingItemColor = System.Drawing.Color.PeachPuff

Me.groupView1.SelectingTextColor = System.Drawing.Color.Red

Highlighting selected items and text

Highlighting selected items and text

Highlighting selected items and text

The following table lists the methods related to the above properties.

ResetSelectedHighlightItemColor
ResetSelectedHighlightTextColor
ResetSelectedItemColor
ResetSelectedTextColor
ResetSelectingItemColor
ResetSelectingTextColor

Orientation settings for GroupView item

The following table lists the properties related to the orientation of GroupView Items.

this.groupView1.FlowView = true;

this.groupView1.FlowViewItemTextLength = 45;

this.groupView1.ShowFlowViewItemText = true;

this.groupView1.Orientation = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.GroupViewOrientation.Horizontal;
Me.groupView1.FlowView = True

Me.groupView1.FlowViewItemTextLength = 45

Me.groupView1.ShowFlowViewItemText = True

Me.groupView1.Orientation = Syncfusion.Windows.Forms.Tools.GroupViewOrientation.Horizontal

The GroupView Items in the GroupView control can be arranged in the horizontal and vertical direction, with or without displaying text. FlowView property displays the GroupView Items with images and without text.

If you want to show the GroupView Item’s text in the FlowView mode then set the ShowFlowViewItemText property to ‘True’. You can also control the length of the GroupView Item’s text in the FlowView mode using the FlowViewItemTextLength property.

Orientation settings for GroupView item

Orientation settings for GroupView item

The Orientation property determines the direction of display for the GroupView Items.

Orientation settings for GroupView item