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DesignerOptions.ShowDesignerHints Property

Specifies whether designer hints should be displayed.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public bool ShowDesignerHints { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean true

true to display designer hints; otherwise, false.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to ShowDesignerHints
.DesignerOptions .ShowDesignerHints


The designer hints provide tooltips, both describing the purpose of certain report elements for inexperienced users, and describing the reasons and solutions for possible export or printing warnings (for more information on this, refer to the DesignerOptions.ShowExportWarnings and DesignerOptions.ShowPrintingWarnings topics).


The ShowDesignerHints property’s setting is saved in the system registry, and it will be also be preserved for subsequent reports.

The following image demonstrates a designer hint that appears when pointing to an item in the Field List window in the Report Designer.


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