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RichEditControl.BeforePagePaint Event

Enables you to specify a custom PagePainter descendant to alter the way the layout elements are drawn.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v24.1.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid, DevExpress.Win.RichEdit, DevExpress.Win.TreeMap


public event BeforePagePaintEventHandler BeforePagePaint

Event Data

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

Property Description
Canvas Provides access to layout drawing surface.
CanvasOwnerType Determines the type of device to which the document layout is rendered.
Page Provides access to the current page being rendered.
Painter Gets or sets the painter object which implements methods for drawing layout elements.


This code sample illustrates how to handle the RichEditControl.BeforePagePaint event to draw a color rectangle on the page canvas. The drawn rectangle is the line number column background.

To perform a custom draw, create a custom PagePainter descendant which implements the methods required to draw the column background and the line numbers themselves. Specify an instance of the custom painter using the BeforePagePaintEventArgs.Painter property. To check whether the page is rendered for printing, use the BeforePagePaintEventArgs.CanvasOwnerType property.

The MyPagePainter class uses the Line Number document style to draw line numbers. This is done to make them look like the line numbers drawn in the usual way as described in the Line Numbering topic.

View Example

private void RichEditControl1_BeforePagePaint(object sender, DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.BeforePagePaintEventArgs e) {
    if (e.CanvasOwnerType == DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Layout.CanvasOwnerType.Printer) {
    DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.API.Native.CharacterStyle style = richEditControl1.Document.CharacterStyles["Line Number"];
    MyPagePainter customPagePainter = new MyPagePainter(richEditControl1, SystemColors.Info, style);
    customPagePainter.LineNumberPadding = 60;
    e.Painter = customPagePainter;

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