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Provide Custom Editors for Report Parameters

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This example illustrates how to change the standard editor displayed in Print Preview for a report parameter with a custom one.

Tip

Print Preview displays default value editors according to report parameter types (their Parameter.Type property values).

A custom editor specified in this example is used only for demonstration purposes, because a LookUpEdit is automatically assigned to parameters for which the ReportParameter.LookUpValues property is specified.

Handle the XtraReport.ParametersRequestBeforeShow event and assign a custom editor to the ParameterInfo.Editor property of the ParameterInfo object stored in the ParametersRequestEventArgs.ParametersInformation collection to provide a custom report parameter editor in a WinForms application.

using System;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors;
using DevExpress.XtraEditors.Controls;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.Parameters;
// ...

private void XtraReport1_ParametersRequestBeforeShow(object sender, ParametersRequestEventArgs e) {
    CategoriesDataSet dataSet = new CategoriesDataSet();
    CategoriesDataSetTableAdapters.CategoriesTableAdapter adapter = 
        new CategoriesDataSetTableAdapters.CategoriesTableAdapter();
    adapter.Fill(dataSet.Categories);

    foreach (ParameterInfo info in e.ParametersInformation) {
        if (info.Parameter.Name == "parameter1") {
            LookUpEdit lookUpEdit = new LookUpEdit();
            lookUpEdit.Properties.DataSource = dataSet.Categories;
            lookUpEdit.Properties.DisplayMember = "CategoryName";
            lookUpEdit.Properties.ValueMember = "CategoryID";
            lookUpEdit.Properties.Columns.Add(new 
                LookUpColumnInfo("CategoryName", 0, "Category Name"));
            info.Editor = lookUpEdit;
        }
    }
}

The following image illustrates the result:

custom-parameter-editors

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