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Mixed field

{ DOCVARIABLE “variable name” “argument1” “argument 2”… }

Inserts a string associated with a document variable.

The following members are used to obtain a DOCVARIABLE field value.

Member Description
Document.Variables RichEditControl first searches this collection for a specified variable.
Document.CalculateDocumentVariable If the variable is not found in the collection, the control raises this event so you can specify the value in code.


Set the event arguments’ CalculateDocumentVariableEventArgs.Value property to the DocVariableValue.Current value in the CalculateDocumentVariable event handler to save the initial DOCVARIABLE field value.

Use one of the following options to specify whether to update the DOCVARIABLE fields before printing or copying a range to the clipboard:

How to: Handle the CalculateDocumentVariable Event to Insert Formatted String


You can handle the CalculateDocumentVariable event to insert content from the RichEditDocumentServer, SubDocument or DocumentRange object. Refer to the following topic for more information:

Read Tutorial: How to: Insert Dynamic Content

This code snippet demonstrates how to handle the RichEditControl.CalculateDocumentVariable event to insert dynamic content into the document. In this example, it is used to get weather conditions. A variable name specified in the DOCVARIABLE field indicates a choice between location and weather, while the location itself is specified by the field argument.


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void eventHandler_CalculateDocumentVariable(object sender, CalculateDocumentVariableEventArgs e) {
    if (e.Arguments.Count > 0) {
        string location = e.Arguments[0].Value.ToString();
        if ((location.Trim() == String.Empty) || (location.Contains("<"))) {
            e.Value = " ";
            e.Handled = true;
        switch (e.VariableName) {
            case "Weather":
                Conditions conditions = new Conditions();
                conditions = Weather.GetCurrentConditions(location);
                e.Value = String.Format("Weather for {0}: \nConditions: {1}\nTemperature (C) :{2}\nHumidity: {3}\nWind: {4}\n",
                    location, conditions.Condition, conditions.TempC, conditions.Humidity, conditions.Wind);
            case "LOCATION":
                if (location == "DO NOT CHANGE!") e.Value = DocVariableValue.Current;
                e.Value = "LOCKED FIELD UPDATED";
    else {
        e.Value = "LOCKED FIELD UPDATED";
    e.Handled = true;

How to: Handle the Event to Insert a Document Element

The code sample below shows how to handle the RichEditControl.CalculateDocumentVariable event to insert a barcode and a table:


using DevExpress.BarCodes;
using DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon;
using DevExpress.XtraRichEdit;
using DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Text;

Document document = richEditControl.Document;

// Create fields for a barcode and a table:
document.Fields.Create(document.Range.End, "DOCVARIABLE QRCODE");
document.Fields.Create(document.Range.End, "DOCVARIABLE TABLE");

richEditControl.CalculateDocumentVariable += RichEditControl_CalculateDocumentVariable;
richEditControl.BeforeExport += RichEditControl_BeforeExport;

// Update all document fields:

// Save the result:
richEditControl.SaveDocument("result.docx", DocumentFormat.OpenXml);

private void RichEditControl_BeforeExport(object sender, BeforeExportEventArgs e)

void RichEditControl_CalculateDocumentVariable(object sender, CalculateDocumentVariableEventArgs e)
    switch (e.VariableName)
        case "QRCODE":
            // Create new RichEditDocumentServer instance:
            var doc = new RichEditDocumentServer();

            // Insert a barcode as a shape
            Shape picture = doc.Document.Shapes.InsertPicture(doc.Document.Range.End, GenerateQrCode());
            picture.TextWrapping = TextWrappingType.InLineWithText;

            // Set the field value to the RichEditDocumentServer instance:
            e.Value = doc;
            e.Handled = true;
        case "TABLE":
            // Create new RichEditDocumentServer instance:
            var doc1 = new RichEditDocumentServer();

            // Insert a table:

            // Set the field value to the RichEditDocumentServer instance:
            e.Value = doc1;
            e.Handled = true;

// This method generates a barcode:
Bitmap GenerateQrCode()
    BarCode barCode = new BarCode();
    barCode.Symbology = Symbology.QRCode;
    barCode.CodeText = "";
    barCode.BackColor = Color.White;
    barCode.ForeColor = Color.Black;
    barCode.RotationAngle = 0;
    barCode.CodeBinaryData = Encoding.Default.GetBytes(barCode.CodeText);
    barCode.Options.QRCode.CompactionMode = QRCodeCompactionMode.Byte;
    barCode.Options.QRCode.ErrorLevel = QRCodeErrorLevel.Q;
    barCode.Options.QRCode.ShowCodeText = false;
    barCode.DpiX = 72;
    barCode.DpiY = 72;
    barCode.Module = 2f;

    return barCode.BarCodeImage;

// This method generates a table:
Table GenerateTable(Document document)
    Table table = document.Tables.Create(document.Range.Start, 3, 3);

    document.InsertSingleLineText(table.Rows[0].Cells[1].Range.Start, "Active Customers");
    document.InsertSingleLineText(table[1, 0].Range.Start, "Photo");
    document.InsertSingleLineText(table[1, 1].Range.Start, "Customer Info");
    document.InsertSingleLineText(table[1, 2].Range.Start, "Rentals");

    return table;
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