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Hide Commands from the End-User Report Designer

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Each user action in Report Designer corresponds to a command listed in the ReportCommand enumeration.

This example illustrates how to hide some of the Report Designer commands by calling the XRDesignMdiController.SetCommandVisibility method of a Design form’s XRDesignMdiController.

using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UserDesigner;
// ...

private void button1_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e) {
    // Create a Design Tool with an assigned report instance.
    ReportDesignTool designTool = new ReportDesignTool(new XtraReport1());

    // Access the standard or ribbon-based Designer form and its MDI Controller.
    // IDesignForm designForm = designTool.DesignForm;
    IDesignForm designForm = designTool.DesignRibbonForm;
    XRDesignMdiController mdiController = designForm.DesignMdiController;

    // Hide the "New with Wizard..." item on the File menu,
    // and the "Design in Report Wizard..." item in the report's smart tag.
    mdiController.SetCommandVisibility(ReportCommand.NewReportWizard, CommandVisibility.None);
    mdiController.SetCommandVisibility(ReportCommand.VerbReportWizard, CommandVisibility.None);

    // Load a Report Designer in a dialog window.
    // designTool.ShowDesignerDialog();


The XRDesignRibbonForm is based on the RibbonForm class and using it in your application requires adding the following libraries to the References list of your project:

  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v19.1
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v19.1
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