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Parameter.Type Property

Specifies a parameter type.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.Parameters

Assembly: DevExpress.Printing.v23.1.Core.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Printing.Core, DevExpress.Win.Dashboard.Design


public virtual Type Type { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Type String

A parameter type.


The Type property specifies which values a parameter can accept. The following types are available:

  • String
  • DateTime
  • Number (16, 32, 64-bit integer, floating point, double-precision floating point, decimal)
  • Boolean
  • GUID (Globally Unique Identifier)

The following image illustrates editors for built-in parameter types:


You can also assign custom types to the Type property. Refer to the following topic for more information: Report Parameters of Custom Types.


To create a parameter in code, initialize a Parameter class instance and specify its properties. Add the parameter to the report’s Parameters collection.

The code sample below demonstrates how to create a date parameter, specify an expression for the parameter’s default value, and reference the parameter in a label‘s expression.

Date parameter example

using System.Drawing;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...
using DevExpress.XtraReports.Parameters;
// ...
using DevExpress.XtraReports.Expressions;
// ...
// Create a date report parameter.
// Use an expression to specify the parameter's default value.
var dateParameter = new Parameter() {
    Name = "date",
    Description = "Date:",
    Type = typeof(System.DateTime),
    ExpressionBindings = { new BasicExpressionBinding("Value", "Now()") }

// Create a label and bind the label's Text property to the parameter value.
// Use the parameter's name to reference the parameter in the label's expression.
var dateLabel = new XRLabel() {
    ExpressionBindings = { new ExpressionBinding("Text", "?date") },
    BoundsF = new RectangleF(0, 0, 200, 50),

// Create a report and add the label to the report's Detail band.
var report = new XtraReport() {
    Bands = { new DetailBand() { Controls = { dateLabel } } },

// Add the parameter to the report's Parameters collection.

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