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UserDesignerOptions.DataBindingMode Property

Specifies the binding mode used to provide dynamic content to reports.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.Configuration

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v18.2.dll

Declaration

public DataBindingMode DataBindingMode { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description
DataBindingMode

A DataBindingMode enumeration value.

Available values:

Name Description
Bindings

The legacy data binding mode, in which providing any custom logic to the report requires report scripts.

Expressions

The default binding mode that allows you to provide expressions with restricted customization options (only the XRControl.BeforePrint event is available).

ExpressionsAdvanced

The binding mode that allows you to provide expressions in both the XRControl.BeforePrint and XRControl.PrintOnPage event handlers.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to DataBindingMode
Settings
.UserDesignerOptions.DataBindingMode

Remarks

The DataBindingMode property is available in the Report Designer Options dialog in Visual Studio at design time.

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Set the DataBindingMode property at the application’s startup to specify the default binding mode for an End-User Report Designer:

  • WinForms

    static class Program {
        static void Main() {
            DevExpress.XtraReports.Configuration.Settings.Default.UserDesignerOptions.DataBindingMode = 
                DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.DataBindingMode.ExpressionsAdvanced;
            // ...
        }
    }
    
  • WPF

    public partial class App : Application {
        protected override void OnStartup(StartupEventArgs e) {
            DevExpress.XtraReports.Configuration.Settings.Default.UserDesignerOptions.DataBindingMode =
                DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.DataBindingMode.ExpressionsAdvanced;
            base.OnStartup(e);
        }
    }
    
  • ASP.NET

    public class Global : System.Web.HttpApplication {
        protected void Application_Start(Object sender, EventArgs e) {
            DevExpress.XtraReports.Configuration.Settings.Default.UserDesignerOptions.DataBindingMode =
                DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.DataBindingMode.ExpressionsAdvanced;
            //... 
        }
    }
    

See the Data Binding Modes document to learn about available binding modes.

See Also