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PrintingSystemBase.LoadDocument(Stream) Method

Loads a document from a Stream object, containing data in a native XML format (PRNX).

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v18.2.Core.dll


public void LoadDocument(
    Stream stream
Public Sub LoadDocument(
    stream As Stream


Name Type Description
stream Stream

A Stream object containing PRNX data.


Use the PrintingSystemBase.SaveDocument and LoadDocument methods to save a printing system's document (all its pages and bricks) to a PRNX file, and then load it into another printing system instance. This may be required, for example, when it's necessary to pass a generated report to another machine that doesn't have access to the same data as the machine that generated the report.

Prior to saving a printing system document, it must be created by calling the LinkBase.CreateDocument method.

The printing system's PrintingSystemBase.ExportOptions provide the ExportOptions.NativeFormat property, which specifies how a document should be saved to a PRNX file. For example, to reduce the size of the resulting PRNX file, set the NativeFormatOptions.Compressed property to true.


A note regarding the use of this method in Silverlight applications:

Documents generated by XtraReports or on the server side of a Silverlight application can contain elements that are not native to Silverlight.

For this reason, only use the LoadDocument method in Silverlight to open PRNX documents that are generated by the Printing-Exporting Library (including documents that are generated by DevExpress controls for Silverlight).

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