How to: Show System Information in the Page Header

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This example demonstrates how to use the link's PageHeaderFooter to add extra information to the document's page header.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E1021.

using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
// ...

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    string leftColumn = "Pages: [Page # of Pages #]";
    string middleColumn = "User: [User Name]";
    string rightColumn = "Date: [Date Printed]";

    // Create a PageHeaderFooter object and initializing it with
    // the link's PageHeaderFooter.
    PageHeaderFooter phf = printableComponentLink1.PageHeaderFooter as PageHeaderFooter;

    // Clear the PageHeaderFooter's contents.
    phf.Header.Content.Clear();

    // Add custom information to the link's header.
    phf.Header.Content.AddRange(new string[] { leftColumn, middleColumn, rightColumn });
    phf.Header.LineAlignment = BrickAlignment.Far;

    // Show the document's preview.
    printableComponentLink1.ShowPreview();
}
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