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EditOptions.ReadOnly Property

Specifies whether an editor for customizing a control’s content in Print Preview is enabled.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public bool ReadOnly { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
Boolean false

true, to prohibit editing a control’s content in Print Preview; otherwise, false.

Property Paths

You can access this nested property as listed below:

Object Type Path to ReadOnly


You can enable content editing for a report control by setting the EditOptions.Enabled property to true. This results in one or more corresponding editing fields being added to the PrintingSystemBase.EditingFields collection.

When the ReadOnly property is enabled, a corresponding field cannot be edited in Print Preview and is not highlighted as an editing field. The following code illustrates how to use this property to disable content editing for a specific user.

using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
// ...

private void XtraReport1_BeforePrint(object sender, System.ComponentModel.EventArgs e) {
    PrintingSystem.AfterBuildPages += PrintingSystem_AfterBuildPages;

private static string userName = System.Environment.UserName;

void PrintingSystem_AfterBuildPages(object sender, System.EventArgs e) {
    if (userName == "fuller.andrew")
        foreach (EditingField field in PrintingSystem.EditingFields)
            field.ReadOnly = true;

For more information, see Content Editing in Print Preview.

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