How to: Use the Simple Link

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This example demonstrates how to use SimpleLink to print data from a non-hierarchical datasource.

To do this, perform the following steps.

NOTE

A complete sample project is available at https://github.com/DevExpress-Examples/how-to-use-the-simple-link-e1673.

using System;
using System.Globalization;
using System.Windows;
using DevExpress.Xpf.Printing;
// ...
string[] data;

private void button1_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
    // Create an array of strings.
    data = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.DateTimeFormat.DayNames;

    // Create a link and specify a template and detail count for it.
    SimpleLink link = new SimpleLink();
    link.DetailTemplate = (DataTemplate)Resources["dayNameTemplate"];
    link.DetailCount = data.Length;

    // Create a document.
    link.CreateDetail += new EventHandler<CreateAreaEventArgs>(link_CreateDetail);

    // Show a Print Preview window.
    PrintHelper.ShowPrintPreviewDialog(this, link);
}

void link_CreateDetail(object sender, CreateAreaEventArgs e) {
    e.Data = data[e.DetailIndex];
}

The result is shown in the following image.

SimpleLink