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ChartControl.IsPrintingAvailable Property

Indicates whether or not the chart can be printed and exported.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v23.2.UI.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Charts


public bool IsPrintingAvailable { get; }

Property Value

Type Description

true if the Chart can be printed; otherwise, false.


The chart can be printed only if the XtraPrinting Library is available on an end-user machine. To print the control, call the ChartControl.Print method.


With the XtraPrinting library, you’re also able to export your chart to various formats (PDF, HTML, etc.). Natively, XtraCharts supports export as an image only. For all other export needs, the XtraPrinting library needs to be installed.


The following example demonstrates how to print a ChartControl, or show its Print Preview. To do this, you should use either the ChartControl.Print or ChartControl.ShowPrintPreview methods.


A chart can be printed and previewed only if the XtraPrinting Library is available. To verify that printing the chart is possible, use the ChartControl.IsPrintingAvailable property.

When printing a chart, the current print settings will be used to represent a chart. Note that you can access and change these settings via the ChartControl.OptionsPrint property. End-users manually select the printer settings by clicking the Customize toolbar button (PrintPreviewBar.Customize) in a chart’s preview, and setting the required options in the Printable Component Editor.

using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
// ...

private void ShowChartPreview(ChartControl chart) {
    // Check whether the ChartControl can be previewed.
    if (!chart.IsPrintingAvailable) {
        MessageBox.Show("The 'DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v7.2.dll' is not found", "Error");
    // Open the Preview window.

private void PrintChart(ChartControl chart) {
    // Check whether the ChartControl can be printed.
    if (!chart.IsPrintingAvailable) {
        MessageBox.Show("The 'DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v7.2.dll' is not found", "Error");
    // Print.

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