Watermark Class

A document’s watermark.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting.Drawing

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


public class Watermark :

The following members accept/return Watermark objects:

Library Related API Members
Cross-Platform Class Library IReport.Watermark
WinForms Controls PrintingSystem.Watermark
WPF Controls IDocumentViewModel.Watermark


A document can contain either text, or a picture as its watermark. The following properties are in effect for text watermarks only.

The following properties are in effect for picture watermarks only.

The Watermark toolbar button PrintPreviewBar.btnWatermark and the corresponding menu item are represented via the PrintingSystemCommand.Watermark printing system command. To change the visibility of these items the PrintingSystemBase.SetCommandVisibility method should be used.


To assign a watermark object to the document, the Watermark.CopyFrom method should be used.


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;
// ...
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 Font(textWatermark.Font.FontFamily, 40);
    textWatermark.ForeColor = Color.DodgerBlue;
    textWatermark.TextTransparency = 150;
    textWatermark.ShowBehind = false;
    textWatermark.PageRange = "1,3-5";

    // Set the watermark to a document.
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.


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