PrintableComponentContainer.PrintableComponent Property

Specifies a control or a printing link inside the PrintableComponentContainer at runtime.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v20.2.dll


public object PrintableComponent { get; set; }
Public Property PrintableComponent As Object

Property Value

Type Default Description


A Object value.


The PrintableComponentContainer allows you to add the following elements to a report:

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

See Use Third-Party Controls 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 System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...
// Create an XtraReport instance.
XtraReport report = new XtraReport() {
    Bands = {
        new DetailBand()
// Create a DataGridView 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.PrintableComponent = dataGridView;
// Specify that the WM_PRINT message is used to print the control inside the printable component container.
printableComponentContainer.WindowControlOptions.DrawMethod = WinControlDrawMethod.UseWMPrint;
// Specify that the control inside the printable component container is always printed as an image.
printableComponentContainer.WindowControlOptions.PrintMode = WinControlPrintMode.AsImage;
// Specify that the printed image is a bitmap, not a metafile.
printableComponentContainer.WindowControlOptions.ImageType = WinControlImageType.Bitmap;
// Add the printable component container to the report.
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