BrickStringFormat.ChangeAlignment(StringAlignment) Method

Returns a BrickStringFormat object cloned from the current BrickStringFormat object, with the new string alignment applied.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Data.v20.2.dll

Declaration

public BrickStringFormat ChangeAlignment(
    StringAlignment newAlignment
)
Public Function ChangeAlignment(
    newAlignment As StringAlignment
) As BrickStringFormat

Parameters

Name Type Description
newAlignment StringAlignment

A StringAlignment enumeration value, representing new string alignment.

Returns

Type Description
BrickStringFormat

A cloned BrickStringFormat object.

Remarks

This method clones the current BrickStringFormat object and replaces the current value of the BrickStringFormat.Alignment property with the value specified by the alignment parameter.

Examples

This example illustrates use of the BrickStringFormat.ChangeAlignment and BrickStringFormat.ChangeLineAlignment methods to change horizontal and vertical alignment of text within the brick. It creates and displays two bricks - the first brick has default settings, the second one has its text alignment modified.

ChangeAlignment

using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
// ...

    VisualBrick visBrick;
    BrickGraphics brickGraph = printingSystem1.Graph;
    string s = "Developer Express Inc.";
    BrickStringFormat brickSFormat = new BrickStringFormat();

    // Start the report generation.
    printingSystem1.Begin();

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

    // Create a rectangle.
    RectangleF rect = new RectangleF(new PointF(0, 0), new SizeF(180, 50));
    // Add a brick to the report.
    visBrick = brickGraph.DrawString(s, Color.MidnightBlue, rect, BorderSide.All);

    // Change the text alignment within the brick
    brickSFormat = visBrick.Style.StringFormat.ChangeAlignment(StringAlignment.Far);
    brickSFormat = brickSFormat.ChangeLineAlignment(StringAlignment.Far);
    brickGraph.StringFormat = brickSFormat;

    // Create a second rectangle.
    RectangleF rect1 = new RectangleF(new PointF(0,50), new SizeF(180, 50));
    // Add the next brick to the report.
    visBrick = brickGraph.DrawString(s, Color.MidnightBlue, rect1, BorderSide.All);

    // Finish the report generation.
    printingSystem1.End();

    // Preview the report.
    printingSystem1.PreviewFormEx.Show();
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