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ReportDesignTool Class

An instrument for editing reports in WinForms applications.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v20.2.Extensions.dll


public class ReportDesignTool :


Use the ReportDesignTool class, to show an XtraReport in a standard or ribbon-based End-User Report Designer form.

To be able to use this class, make sure to add the DevExpress.XtraReports.v20.2.Extensions.dll to the References list of your project.


To learn more, see Invoke a Default End-User Report Designer Form.


This example demonstrates how to use the ReportDesignTool class, to load a report into an End-User Report Designer form.

Then, to access the properties of the report and the Designer form, use the ReportDesignTool.Report and ReportDesignTool.DesignForm properties.

using System;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UserDesigner;
// ...

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e) {
    // Create a Design Tool instance with a report assigned to it.
    ReportDesignTool dt = new ReportDesignTool(new XtraReport1());

    // Access the report's properties.
    dt.Report.DrawGrid = false;

    // Access the Designer form's properties.
    dt.DesignForm.SetWindowVisibility(DesignDockPanelType.FieldList | 
        DesignDockPanelType.PropertyGrid, false);

    // Show the Designer form, modally.


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