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V21.2

GanttControl.CustomPrintTask Event

Fires before a Gantt bar in the chart area is printed. Provides access to the drawing surface and allows you to draw the Gantt bar in a custom way.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGantt

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGantt.v21.2.dll

Declaration

[DXCategory("Events")]
public event CustomPrintTaskEventHandler CustomPrintTask

Event Data

The CustomPrintTask event's data class is CustomPrintTaskEventArgs. The following properties provide information specific to this event:

Property Description
Appearance Provides access to the task’s appearance settings. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
Cache Provides access to the drawing surface and a cache of brushes, pens, fonts, and other graphics. Inherited from CustomDrawEventArgs.
Duration Gets the task duration. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
FinishDate Gets the task finish date. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
Handled Gets or sets whether the event is handled and allows you to prevent the control from drawing the visual element in its default appearance. Inherited from CustomDrawEventArgs.
Info Provides access to view information about the task. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
Node Gets the processed node. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
Progress Gets the task progress. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
StartDate Gets the task start date. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
State Gets the object state: normal, hot tracked, pressed, disabled, or selected. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.

The event data class exposes the following methods:

Method Description
DefaultDraw() Draws the visual element in its default appearance. Inherited from CustomDrawEventArgs.
DrawBaseline() Draws the baseline. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawBaseline(RectangleF) Draws the baseline in the specified bounds. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawInsideText() Draws the text inside the bar. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawLeftLinkPoint() Draws a dependency connection point at the left side of the task. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawLeftText() Draws the text to the left of the bar. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawLeftText(RectangleF) Draws the text to the left of the bar within the specified bounds. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawRightLinkPoint() Draws a dependency connection point at the right side of the task. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawRightText() Draws the text to the right of the bar. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawRightText(RectangleF) Draws the text to the left of the bar within the specified bounds. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawShape() Draws the task shape: bar, summary bar, or milestone. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawShape(DateTime, DateTime) Draws the task shape (bar, summary bar, or milestone) with an interruption. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawShape(RectangleF, Single) Draws the task shape: bar, summary bar, or milestone. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
DrawSplit(RectangleF) Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.
GetPosition(DateTime) Returns the horizontal position of the specified date on the timescale. Inherited from CustomDrawTaskEventArgs.

Remarks

Before a project is printed or exported, the control raises the following events that allow you to draw visual elements in a custom way:

  • CustomPrintTask—allows you to draw a Gantt bar. This event is equivalent to the CustomDrawTask event, which allows you to customize a Gantt bar when it is displayed onscreen.

  • CustomPrintTaskDependency—allows you to draw a dependency line. This event is equivalent to the CustomDrawTaskDependency event, which allows you to customize a dependency line when it is displayed onscreen.

  • CustomPrintTimescaleColumn—allows you to draw a timescale column (the header, which displays the date, and the chart area). This event is equivalent to the CustomDrawTimescaleColumn event, which allows you to customize a timescale column when it is displayed onscreen.

Example

The code below shows how to highlight specific tasks and dependencies when the project is printed.

Gantt Control Custom Print Task

Run Demo: Highlight Tasks and Dependencies

HashSet<int> tasks = new HashSet<int> { 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13 };
ganttControl.CustomPrintTask += (sender, e) => {
    int taskId = Convert.ToInt32(e.Node.GetValue("Id"));
    if(tasks.Contains(taskId)) {
        e.Appearance.BackColor = DXSkinColors.FillColors.Warning;
        e.Appearance.ProgressColor = DXSkinColors.FillColors.Warning;
    }
};
ganttControl.CustomPrintTaskDependency += (sender, e) => {
    int predecessorId = Convert.ToInt32(e.PredecessorNode.GetValue("Id"));
    int successorId = Convert.ToInt32(e.SuccessorNode.GetValue("Id"));
    if(tasks.Contains(predecessorId) && tasks.Contains(successorId)) {
        e.Appearance.BackColor = DXSkinColors.FillColors.Warning;
    }
};
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