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PageWatermark.ShowBehind Property

Gets or sets a value indicating whether a watermark should be printed behind or in front of the contents of a page.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting.Drawing

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v22.2.Core.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Printing.Core, DevExpress.Win.Dashboard.Design

Declaration

[DefaultValue(true)]
public bool ShowBehind { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean true

true to print a watermark behind the contents of a page; otherwise false.

Example

This example demonstrates how to add a text watermark (the SetTextWatermark method) or an image watermark (the SetPictureWatermark method) to a printing system document.

using System.Drawing;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting.Drawing;
using DevExpress.Drawing;
// ...
public void SetTextWatermark(PrintingSystem ps) {
    // Create the text watermark.
    Watermark textWatermark = new Watermark();

    // Set watermark options.
    textWatermark.Text = "CUSTOM WATERMARK TEXT";
    textWatermark.TextDirection = DirectionMode.ForwardDiagonal;
    textWatermark.Font = new DXFont(textWatermark.Font.Name, 40);
    textWatermark.ForeColor = Color.DodgerBlue;
    textWatermark.TextTransparency = 150;
    textWatermark.ShowBehind = false;
    textWatermark.PageRange = "1,3-5";

    // Set the watermark to a document.
    ps.Watermark.CopyFrom(textWatermark);
}
public void SetPictureWatermark(PrintingSystem ps) {
    // Create the text watermark.
    Watermark pictureWatermark = new Watermark();

    // Set watermark options.
    pictureWatermark.ImageSource = ImageSource.FromFile("Watermark.png");
    pictureWatermark.ImageAlign = ContentAlignment.TopCenter;
    pictureWatermark.ImageTiling = false;
    pictureWatermark.ImageViewMode = ImageViewMode.Stretch;
    pictureWatermark.ImageTransparency = 150;
    pictureWatermark.ShowBehind = true;
    pictureWatermark.PageRange = "2,4";

    // Set the watermark to a document.
    ps.Watermark.CopyFrom(pictureWatermark);
}

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