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FavoritePropertyDirectoryExtension Class

Provides the functionality to store the Property panel’s favorite properties in a file system.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.Extensions

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public class FavoritePropertyDirectoryExtension :


The End-User Report Designer’s Properties panel provides the Favorite view that allows end-users to display only their favorite or most frequently used properties.

The FavoritePropertyDirectoryExtension class is inherited from the abstract FavoritePropertyExtension class and is intended to manage persisting favorite properties in a file system. By default, these properties are stored in the %localappdata%\Developer Express Inc\XtraReports Suite\ComponentProperties.xml file.

To provide a custom file storage, you can create an instance of the ReportGalleryDirectoryExtension class with the required path passed as a parameter, and register this instance using the static RegisterExtensionGlobal method.

The following code snippet demonstrates how to specify the path to the directory with the application’s executable file.

using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.IO;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.Extensions;

static class Program {
    static void Main() {
        // ...
        string path = Path.Combine(Application.StartupPath, "FavoriteProperties.xml");
        FavoritePropertyExtension.RegisterExtensionGlobal(new FavoritePropertyDirectoryExtension(path));

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