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ExportOptions.GetOptionVisibility(ExportOptionKind) Method

Gets the current visibility of the specified export option in the Print Preview.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v23.2.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Printing.Core


public bool GetOptionVisibility(
    ExportOptionKind optionKind


Name Type Description
optionKind ExportOptionKind

An ExportOptionKind enumeration value which specifies the export option whose visibility state is to be determined.


Type Description

true if the specified export option is visible; otherwise, false.


To change the visibility of the specified export option, the ExportOptions.SetOptionVisibility or ExportOptions.SetOptionsVisibility methods should be used.


This example illustrates how to hide some of the export options from a print preview by using the ExportOptions.SetOptionVisibility and ExportOptions.SetOptionsVisibility methods.

The following code hides some of the PDF-specific export options.

All available export options are listed in the ExportOptionKind enumeration.

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

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    PrintingSystem ps = new PrintingSystem();
    documentViewer1.PrintingSystem = ps;

    // Draw a simple text brick.
    ps.Graph.DrawString("Some Text", new RectangleF(0, 20, 200, 20));

    // Obtain its Export options.
    ExportOptions options = ps.ExportOptions;

    // Hide the "Never Embedded Fonts" option, if required.
    if(options.GetOptionVisibility(ExportOptionKind.PdfNeverEmbeddedFonts) != false) {
        options.SetOptionVisibility(ExportOptionKind.PdfNeverEmbeddedFonts, false);

    // Hide all Document Options for PDF export.
    options.SetOptionsVisibility(new ExportOptionKind[] { ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentApplication,
        ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentAuthor, ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentKeywords,
        ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentSubject, ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentTitle}, false);            
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