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BrickStyle Class

Represents a report drawing style.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Data.v21.2.dll


public class BrickStyle :


The BrickStyle class encapsulates properties that control the appearance of report bricks. These properties specify: foreground, background and border colors for bricks, the font for text drawing, border side settings and text formatting information. The BrickGraphics.DefaultBrickStyle property accepts a BrickStyle instance as the default style for all bricks drawn via a specific BrickGraphics instance. Each setting defined via the BrickGraphics.DefaultBrickStyle property value can be overriden by the corresponding property of the drawn bricks. A style for a specific brick also can be assigned via the VisualBrick.Style property.


This example illustrates use of the BrickStyle class. The result of applying the style defined via the BrickStyle class instance is shown in the following picture:



A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at

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

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    string s = "XtraPrinting Library";
    BrickGraphics brickGraph = printingSystem1.Graph;
    VisualBrick visBrick = new VisualBrick();

    // Specify the style
    BrickStyle bStyle = new BrickStyle(BorderSide.Bottom, 2, Color.Gold, Color.Navy,
        Color.DodgerBlue, new Font("Arial", 14, FontStyle.Bold | FontStyle.Italic),
        new BrickStringFormat(StringAlignment.Far, StringAlignment.Near));

    // Start the report generation.

    // Create bricks.
    brickGraph.Modifier = BrickModifier.Detail;
    visBrick = brickGraph.DrawString(s, new RectangleF(0, 0, 250, 40));
    visBrick = brickGraph.DrawString(s, new RectangleF(0, 40, 250, 40));

    // Apply the style to the current brick.
    visBrick.Style = bStyle;

    // Finish the report generation.

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