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XRBarCode.TextFormatString Property

Specifies the output format for a value bound to the barcode.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public override string TextFormatString { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Description

The output format for a value bound to the barcode.


The TextFormatString property allows you to specify an output format for values bound to the XRBarCode‘s Text property.


Ensure that the specified format string fits the type of the bound value. For instance, in the code example below the expression {0:(####)-####} expects the code field to be an integer. This expression does not work for other types, for example for strings. Refer to the following article for more details on formatting: Format types in .NET.


The following code example shows how to specify the TextFormatString property for the XRBarCode control.


Refer to the following help topic for information on how to format data at design time: Format Data.

using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
using DevExpress.DataAccess.Json;
// ...
string json = "{\"codes\":[{\"code\":12341234},{\"code\":56785678}]}";

// Create a barcode.
XRBarCode barcode = new XRBarCode() {
    HeightF = 150, WidthF = 550,
    TextAlignment = DevExpress.XtraPrinting.TextAlignment.MiddleCenter,
    // Specify an expression for the barcode's "Text" property.
    ExpressionBindings = { new ExpressionBinding("BeforePrint", "Text", "[code]") },
    // Specify a format string for the barcode's text.
    TextFormatString = "{0:####-#-###}"

// Create a report with the barcode.
XtraReport report = new XtraReport() {
    Bands = {
        new DetailBand() {
            HeightF = 200,
            Controls = {barcode}
    DataSource = new JsonDataSource() {
        JsonSource = new CustomJsonSource(json)
    DataMember = "codes"

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