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ExportOptions.SetOptionVisibility(ExportOptionKind, Boolean) Method

Changes the visibility of the specified export option in the Print Preview (only for desktop platforms).

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v24.1.Core.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Printing.Core


public void SetOptionVisibility(
    ExportOptionKind optionKind,
    bool visible


Name Type Description
optionKind ExportOptionKind

An ExportOptionKind enumeration value which specifies the export option whose visibility needs to be changed.

visible Boolean

true to make the export option visible; otherwise, false.


Use the SetOptionVisibility method to change the visibility of only one export option at a time. To change the visibility of several export options at the same time, use the ExportOptions.SetOptionsVisibility method instead.


To get the current visibility state of an export option, the ExportOptions.GetOptionVisibility method 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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