LineBrick.LineDirection Property

Gets or sets the line direction.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v21.2.Core.dll

Declaration

[DefaultValue(LineDirection.Horizontal)]
public LineDirection LineDirection { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
LineDirection

Horizontal

A LineDirection enumeration value, which determines the current line direction.

Available values:

Name Description
Slant

A line is drawn between the bottom-left and upper-right corners of the rectangle occupied by the XRLine control.

BackSlant

A line is drawn between the upper-left and bottom-right corners of the rectangle occupied by the XRLine control.

Horizontal

A line is drawn horizontally.

Vertical

A line is drawn vertically.

Example

The following example demonstrates how to draw a line in a Printing System document. The first way to do this is to use the BrickGraphics.DrawLine method, that is specially designed to draw lines easily. In addition, you can use the more common approach, by drawing a LineBrick via the BrickGraphics.DrawBrick method.

The code below illustrates how this can be done.

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


namespace LineBrickAndDrawLine {
    public partial class Form1 : Form {
        public Form1() {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            printControl1.PrintingSystem = ps;
        }

        private void btnDrawLine_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            // Prepare for creating a document.
            ps.Begin();
            BrickGraphics gr = ps.Graph;
            gr.Modifier = BrickModifier.Detail;

            // Draw a line with the specified coordinates, foreground color and thickness.
            LineBrick brick = gr.DrawLine(new PointF(0, 0), new PointF(200, 200), Color.Red, 5);

            // Change the line style to dash-dot-dot.
            brick.LineStyle = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle.DashDotDot;

            // Hide brick borders.
            brick.BorderWidth = 0;

            // Finish creating the document.
            ps.End();
        }

        private void btnDrawBrick_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
            // Prepare for creating a document.
            ps.Begin();
            BrickGraphics gr = ps.Graph;
            gr.Modifier = BrickModifier.Detail;

            // Create a new line brick.
            LineBrick brick = new LineBrick();

            // Specify its properties.
            brick.Rect = new RectangleF(0, 0, 200, 200);
            brick.LineDirection = DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.LineDirection.BackSlant;
            brick.ForeColor = Color.Red;
            brick.LineWidth = 5;
            brick.LineStyle = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle.DashDotDot;
            brick.BorderWidth = 0;

            // Draw this brick.
            gr.DrawBrick(brick);

            // Finish creating the document.
            ps.End();
        }
    }
}
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