How to: Hide some of the Export Options in the Print Preview

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This example illustrates how to hide some of the export options from a print preview by using the ExportOptions.SetOptionVisibility and ExportOptions.SetOptionsVisibility methods.

The following code hides some of the PDF-specific export options.

All available export options are listed in the ExportOptionKind enumeration.

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

private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    PrintingSystem ps = new PrintingSystem();
    documentViewer1.PrintingSystem = ps;

    // Draw a simple text brick.
    ps.Graph.DrawString("Some Text", new RectangleF(0, 20, 200, 20));

    // Obtain its Export options.
    ExportOptions options = ps.ExportOptions;

    // Hide the "Never Embedded Fonts" option, if required.
    if(options.GetOptionVisibility(ExportOptionKind.PdfNeverEmbeddedFonts) != false) {
        options.SetOptionVisibility(ExportOptionKind.PdfNeverEmbeddedFonts, false);

    // Hide all Document Options for PDF export.
    options.SetOptionsVisibility(new ExportOptionKind[] { ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentApplication,
        ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentAuthor, ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentKeywords,
        ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentSubject, ExportOptionKind.PdfDocumentTitle}, false);            

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