BrickModifier Enum

Specifies the report section's modifiers.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

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

Declaration

[Flags]
public enum BrickModifier : short
<Flags>
Public Enum BrickModifier As Short

Members

Name Description
None

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.

Detail

Represents the detail section of the document.

DetailHeader

Represents the detail header section of the document.

DetailFooter

Represents the detail footer section of the document.

ReportHeader

Represents the report header section of the document.

ReportFooter

Represents the report footer section of the document.

MarginalHeader

Represents the marginal page header section of the document.

MarginalFooter

Represents the marginal page footer section of the document.

InnerPageHeader

Represents the inner page header section of the document.

InnerPageFooter

Represents the inner page footer section of the document.

Remarks

A report contains several sections that are listed in the BrickModifier enumerator. The following image shows the report page structure.

Report Structure

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

NOTE

To create a brick, you must begin with zero vertical coordinates, within any report section.

Examples

The following example demonstrates how to draw a line in a Printing System document. The first way to do this is to use the BrickGraphics.DrawLine method, that is specially designed to draw lines easily. In addition, you can use the more common approach, by drawing a LineBrick via the BrickGraphics.DrawBrick method.

The code below illustrates how this can be done.

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


namespace LineBrickAndDrawLine {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            printControl1.PrintingSystem = ps;
        }

        private void btnDrawLine_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            // Prepare for creating a document.
            ps.Begin();
            BrickGraphics gr = ps.Graph;
            gr.Modifier = BrickModifier.Detail;

            // Draw a line with the specified coordinates, foreground color and thickness.
            LineBrick brick = gr.DrawLine(new PointF(0, 0), new PointF(200, 200), Color.Red, 5);

            // Change the line style to dash-dot-dot.
            brick.LineStyle = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle.DashDotDot;

            // Hide brick borders.
            brick.BorderWidth = 0;

            // Finish creating the document.
            ps.End();
        }

        private void btnDrawBrick_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            // Prepare for creating a document.
            ps.Begin();
            BrickGraphics gr = ps.Graph;
            gr.Modifier = BrickModifier.Detail;

            // Create a new line brick.
            LineBrick brick = new LineBrick();

            // Specify its properties.
            brick.Rect = new RectangleF(0, 0, 200, 200);
            brick.LineDirection = DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.LineDirection.BackSlant;
            brick.ForeColor = Color.Red;
            brick.LineWidth = 5;
            brick.LineStyle = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle.DashDotDot;
            brick.BorderWidth = 0;

            // Draw this brick.
            gr.DrawBrick(brick);

            // Finish creating the document.
            ps.End();
        }
    }
}
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