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DescriptionSet.SetProperties(String, String[]) Method

Sets the specified favorite properties for the specified report element.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.FavoriteProperties

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v23.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public void SetProperties(
    string component,
    string[] properties


Name Type Description
component String

A String that specifies the report element name.

properties String[]

An array of String objects that specify property names to add to the favorite list.


By default, the End-User Report Designer’s favorite list includes element properties marked with the Favorite attribute.

You can specify your own default set of properties to display in the Properties panel’s favorite list. Create a DescriptionSet class instance and use its SetProperties method that accepts the report element name and an array of property names. Then, assign this instance to the storage extension class using the FavoritePropertyDirectoryExtension.SaveProperties method.

The following example illustrates how to define favorite properties for the Label control and the report itself. All other report elements will include the predefined favorite list.

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

static class Program {
    static void Main() {
        string path = Path.Combine(Application.StartupPath, "FavoriteProperties.xml");
        FavoritePropertyDirectoryExtension extension = new FavoritePropertyDirectoryExtension(path);
        DescriptionSet set;
        if (!extension.TryLoadProperties(out set)) {
            set = new DescriptionSet();
            set.SetProperties(typeof(XRLabel).Name, new string[] { "BackColor", "ForeColor" });
            set.SetProperties(typeof(XtraReport).Name, new string[] { "DataSource", "DataMember" });

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