DashboardViewer.CustomExport Event

Allows you to customize the exported document.

Namespace: DevExpress.DashboardWin

Assembly: DevExpress.Dashboard.v18.2.Win.dll


public event CustomExportEventHandler CustomExport
Public Event CustomExport As CustomExportEventHandler

Event Data

The CustomExport event handler receives an argument of the CustomExportEventArgs type. The following properties provide information specific to this event.

Property Description
ExportAction Gets the export action performed by an end-user.
ExportMode Gets the document export mode.
ImageExportOptions Gets export options related to exporting a dashboard/dashboard item to an image.
ImageOptions Gets export options related to exporting a dashboard/dashboard item to an image.
ItemComponentName Gets the component name of the exported dashboard item.
PdfExportOptions Gets export options related to exporting a dashboard/dashboard item to PDF format.
PdfOptions Gets export options related to exporting a dashboard/dashboard item to PDF format.
PrintableComponents Provides access to a dictionary containing dashboard item names and related PrintableComponents. For internal use.
PrintPreviewOptions Gets options related to printing a dashboard/dashboard item using the Print Preview window.
Report Gets the underlying report of the exported document.


The CustomExport event is raised is raised before saving the exported document to the PDF and Image formats, and allows you to customize the underlying report using the CustomExportEventArgs.Report parameter. When handling this event, you can obtain the following information.


Note that a reference to the DevExpress.XtraReports.v18.2.dll assembly should be added to the project to allow customizing the underlying report (CustomExportEventArgs.Report).


The following example shows how to specify header and footer content of an exported dashboard using the DashboardViewer.CustomExport event. This event provides access to the underlying report(XtraReport) of the exported document.

using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.DashboardCommon;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;

namespace WinViewer_CustomExport
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()

        private void dashboardViewer1_CustomExport(object sender, CustomExportEventArgs e)
            XtraReport report = e.Report as XtraReport;
            PageHeaderBand headerBand = new PageHeaderBand();

            XRPictureBox icon = new XRPictureBox();
            icon.Image = Properties.Resources.dxLogo;
            icon.HeightF = 50;
            icon.WidthF = 300;

            XRLabel customHeader = new XRLabel();
            customHeader.Text = "Additioanl Header Text";
            customHeader.LeftF = 300;
            customHeader.WidthF = 300;

            XRPageInfo dateInfo = new XRPageInfo();
            dateInfo.PageInfo = PageInfo.DateTime;
            dateInfo.Format = "Created at {0:h:mm tt dd MMMM yyyy}";
            dateInfo.TopF = 100;
            dateInfo.WidthF = 200;

            XRPageInfo userInfo = new XRPageInfo();
            userInfo.PageInfo = PageInfo.UserName;
            userInfo.Format = "Current User: {0}";
            userInfo.TopF = 100;
            userInfo.LeftF = 250;
            userInfo.WidthF = 200;

            PageFooterBand footerBand = new PageFooterBand();
            XRPageInfo pageInfo = new XRPageInfo();
            pageInfo.Format = "Page {0} of {1}";
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