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CrossTabStyles.HeaderAreaStyle Property

Specifies appearance settings for the Cross Tab control’s header area.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.CrossTab

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v21.2.dll

Declaration

[DefaultValue(null)]
public XRControlStyle HeaderAreaStyle { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
XRControlStyle

null

A style object.

Remarks

All Cross Tab cells are divided into three areas. The following image shows how these areas look in the report preview.

The Header Area includes:

If the header area’s appearance option is not set, its value is inherited from the GeneralStyle property.

Tip

See the XRCrossTab.CrossTabStyles property description for more information about Cross Tab appearance customization.

Example

The following code sample creates a new SqlDataSource, creates a report with the XRCrossTab control at runtime, and binds the Cross Tab control to data:

Cross Tab Report Created in Code

using DevExpress.DataAccess.ConnectionParameters;
using DevExpress.DataAccess.Sql;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.CrossTab;
using System;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
// ...
private XtraReport CreateReport() {
    // Creates a blank report.
    XtraReport crossTabReport = new XtraReport() {
        VerticalContentSplitting = VerticalContentSplitting.Smart,
        HorizontalContentSplitting = HorizontalContentSplitting.Smart
    };

    // Creates a detail band and adds it to the report.
    DetailBand detail = new DetailBand();
    crossTabReport.Bands.Add(detail);

    // Creates a cross tab and adds it to the Detail band.
    XRCrossTab crossTab = new XRCrossTab();
    detail.Controls.Add(crossTab);
    crossTab.PrintOptions.RepeatColumnHeaders = true;
    crossTab.PrintOptions.RepeatRowHeaders = true;

    // Creates a data source.
    SQLiteConnectionParameters connectionParameters = new SQLiteConnectionParameters(@"|DataDirectory|\nwind.db", "");
    SqlDataSource ds = new SqlDataSource(connectionParameters);

    // Creates an SQL query to access the SalesPerson view.
    SelectQuery query = SelectQueryFluentBuilder.AddTable("SalesPerson")
                .SelectColumn("CategoryName")
                .SelectColumn("ProductName")
                .SelectColumn("Country")
                .SelectColumn("FullName")
                .SelectColumn("Quantity")
                .SelectColumn("ExtendedPrice").Build("SalesPerson");
    ds.Queries.Add(query);

    // Binds the cross tab to data.
    crossTab.DataSource = ds;
    crossTab.DataMember = "SalesPerson";

    // Generates cross tab fields.
    crossTab.RowFields.Add(new CrossTabRowField() { FieldName = "CategoryName" });
    crossTab.RowFields.Add(new CrossTabRowField() { FieldName = "ProductName" });
    crossTab.ColumnFields.Add(new CrossTabColumnField() { FieldName = "Country" });
    crossTab.ColumnFields.Add(new CrossTabColumnField() { FieldName = "FullName" });
    crossTab.DataFields.Add(new CrossTabDataField() { FieldName = "Quantity" });
    crossTab.DataFields.Add(new CrossTabDataField() { FieldName = "ExtendedPrice" });
    crossTab.GenerateLayout();
// ...
    // Adjusts the generated cells.
    foreach(var c in crossTab.ColumnDefinitions) {
        // Enables auto-width for all columns.
        c.AutoWidthMode = DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.AutoSizeMode.GrowOnly;
    }

    foreach(XRCrossTabCell c in crossTab.Cells) {
        if(c.DataLevel == 1 && c.RowIndex != 2) {
            // Adjusts format string for the "Extended Price" cells.
            c.TextFormatString = "{0:c}";
        }
    }


    // Assigns styles to the cross tab.
    crossTab.CrossTabStyles.GeneralStyle = new XRControlStyle() { 
        Name = "Default",
        Borders = BorderSide.All,
        Padding = new PaddingInfo() { All = 2 }                
    };
    crossTab.CrossTabStyles.DataAreaStyle = crossTab.CrossTabStyles.TotalAreaStyle = new XRControlStyle() {
        Name = "Data",
        TextAlignment = TextAlignment.TopRight
    };
    crossTab.CrossTabStyles.HeaderAreaStyle = new XRControlStyle() {
        Name = "HeaderAndTotals",
        BackColor = Color.WhiteSmoke
    };
    return crossTabReport;
}

View Example: How to use the XRCrossTab control to create a cross-tab report

See Also