It implements the functionality of a list control that displays a hierarchical list of editable properties.
Each property can represent various data types and it may contain sub-items. It's possible to enable a resizable description area at the bottom of the property list control to display a description for selected properties. You can drag the vertical splitter (or use keyboard) to adjust the width of columns.
Optionally, a developer can add command link(s) to the property grid "Commands" area.
The following data types are supported by control:
- Numeric (with the spin button support)
- List of options (combo box)
- Boolean (TRUE/FALSE list, check box or switch)
- Line style
- Text format
- Bitwise (flags)
In addition, developer can support own data type by deriving a new class from CBCGPProp and by overriding a relevant methods such as FormatProperty or OnEdit
The control appearance can be fully customized: by default, the control can be displayed in classic or Visual Studio mode. Also developers can apply their own set of colors to the control.
The properties can be exported to XML/imported from XML using our property manager.