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GanttControl.CustomPrintTimescaleColumn Event

Fires before a timescale column (the header and the chart area) is printed. Provides access to the drawing surface and allows you to draw the column in a custom way.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraGantt

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraGantt.v21.2.dll

Declaration

[DXCategory("Events")]
public event CustomPrintTimescaleColumnEventHandler CustomPrintTimescaleColumn

Event Data

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

Property Description
Cache Provides access to the drawing surface and a cache of brushes, pens, fonts, and other graphics. Inherited from CustomDrawEventArgs.
Column Gets the processed column. Inherited from CustomDrawTimescaleColumnEventArgs.
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.
PrintArea Gets whether the print engine processes the timescale column’s header or chart area.

The event data class exposes the following methods:

Method Description
DefaultDraw() Draws the visual element in its default appearance. Inherited from CustomDrawEventArgs.
DrawBackground() Draws the background. Inherited from CustomDrawTimescaleColumnEventArgs.
DrawHeader() Draws the header. Inherited from CustomDrawTimescaleColumnEventArgs.
GetPosition(DateTime) Returns the position of the column that corresponds to the specified date. Inherited from CustomDrawTimescaleColumnEventArgs.

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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