A newer version of this page is available. Switch to the current version.

BrickGraphics Class

Implements report drawing functions.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v19.2.Core.dll


public class BrickGraphics :

The following members accept/return BrickGraphics objects:


The BrickGraphics class implements drawing within a report. Its members define the default settings of font, fore and background color, border sides, and alignment for all bricks created using the current BrickGraphics object instance. This class also declares the methods used to create different brick types, and additional functions to implement measurement unit conversion, measure strings, etc.

For more information on using BrickGraphics, refer to the Brick Graphics document.


The following example demonstrates how to write a LinkBase.CreateMarginalHeaderArea event handler. The handler will not work unless you write a LinkBase.CreateDetailArea event handler.

Tutorial Areas

using System.Drawing;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
// ...

private void link1_CreateMarginalHeaderArea(object sender, CreateAreaEventArgs e) {
    string format = "Page {0} of {1}";
    e.Graph.Font = e.Graph.DefaultFont;
    e.Graph.BackColor = Color.Transparent;

    RectangleF r = new RectangleF(0, 0, 0, e.Graph.Font.Height);

    PageInfoBrick brick = e.Graph.DrawPageInfo(PageInfo.NumberOfTotal, format, 
        Color.Black, r, BorderSide.None);
    brick.Alignment = BrickAlignment.Far;
    brick.AutoWidth = true;

    brick = e.Graph.DrawPageInfo(PageInfo.DateTime, "", Color.Black, r, BorderSide.None);
    brick.Alignment = BrickAlignment.Near;
    brick.AutoWidth = true;



See Also