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BrickGraphics.Modifier Property

Specifies the page area for displaying a specific brick.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v22.2.Core.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Printing.Core, DevExpress.Win.Dashboard.Design


public BrickModifier Modifier { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

A BrickModifier enumerator value that defines the page area for displaying a specific brick.

Available values:

Name Description

This value doesn’t represent any section of the document. It is used when specifying the LinkBase.SkipArea property, to specify that no section should be skipped when creating a document. Note that you can’t create a document using this brick modifier value.


Represents the detail section of the document.


Represents the detail header section of the document.


Represents the detail footer section of the document.


Represents the report header section of the document.


Represents the report footer section of the document.


Represents the marginal page header section of the document.


Represents the marginal page footer section of the document.


Represents the inner page header section of the document.


Represents the inner page footer section of the document.


A report contains several sections. These sections are listed in the BrickModifier enumerator. The following image describes a report’s structure:

Report Structure

In order to be displayed in the preview window, a report must contain at least one brick in the detail section. However, bricks can be inserted into any report section. To customize a report section, you should set the BrickGraphics.Modifier property to one of the BrickModifier members. Modifier is a trigger that tells the PrintingSystem which report section to customize.


The following code demonstrates how to create a VisualBrick and specify its dimensions and border settings, using the BrickGraphics.DrawRect method:

using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
// ...

    VisualBrick visBrick;
    BrickGraphics brickGraph = printingSystem1.Graph;

    // Start the report generation.

    // Create a rectangle.
    RectangleF rect = new RectangleF(new PointF(0, 0), new SizeF(150, 50));

    // Specify a page area.
    brickGraph.Modifier = BrickModifier.Detail;

    // Add a brick to the report.
    visBrick = brickGraph.DrawRect(rect, BorderSide.All, Color.Yellow, Color.Blue);

    // Finish the report generation.

    // Preview the report.

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