CsvExportOptions.FollowReportLayout Property

Specifies if CSV export should follow the report layout.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v21.1.Core.dll

Declaration

[Browsable(false)]
[DefaultValue(true)]
public static bool FollowReportLayout { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean

true

true, to follow the report layout in CSV export; false otherwise.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Library Object Type Path to FollowReportLayout
Cross-Platform Class Library ExportOptions
.Csv.FollowReportLayout
WPF Controls ExportOptionsContainer
.Csv.FollowReportLayout

Remarks

Set FollowReportLayout to true to add a column to a CSV export file for each space between report controls. Use the CsvExportOptions.SkipEmptyRows and CsvExportOptions.SkipEmptyColumns properties to specify if CSV export should skip empty rows and columns.

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Example

The code sample below shows how to prohibit the CSV export from following the report layout:

using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...
public bool ExportReport(XtraReport report, string filename) {
    try {
        var options = new CsvExportOptions();
        options.SkipEmptyColumns = false;
        options.SkipEmptyRows = false;
        CsvExportOptions.FollowReportLayout = false;
        report.ExportToCsv(filename, options);
        return true;
    }
    catch {
        return false;
    }
}
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