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PrintableComponentContainer Class

A container that is used to add DevExpress controls, Windows Forms controls, controls that implement the IPrintable interface, and documents created using printing links to a report.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public class PrintableComponentContainer :


Use PrintableComponentContainer to add the following items to a report:

Create a PrintableComponentContainer class instance. Assign a control or document instance to the PrintableComponent property at runtime. Add the PrintableComponentContainer instance to a report band.

The following properties specify how to render a control inside the PrintableComponentContainer:

See the Use Third-Party Controls topic for more information.


The code sample below creates a DataGridView control instance and adds this instance to a report. The sample specifies that the DataGridView control is printed as a bitmap image.

using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
using System.Windows.Forms;
// ...
// Create an XtraReport instance.
XtraReport report = new XtraReport()
    Bands = {
        new DetailBand()
// Create a DataGrid control instance.
DataGridView dataGridView = new DataGridView();
// Create a PrintableComponentContainer instance for the data grid.
PrintableComponentContainer printableComponentContainer = new PrintableComponentContainer();
// Place the data grid inside the printable component container.
printableComponentContainer.WinControl = dataGridView;
// Specify that the control inside the printable component container is always printed as an image.
printableComponentContainer.PrintMode = WinControlPrintMode.AsImage;
// Specify that the control inside the printable component container is always printed as a bitmap.
printableComponentContainer.WindowControlOptions.ImageType = WinControlImageType.Bitmap;
// Add the printable component container to the report.



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