XRControl.ForeColor Property

Gets or sets the control's foreground color.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v20.2.dll

Declaration

[SRCategory(ReportStringId.CatAppearance)]
public virtual Color ForeColor { get; set; }
<SRCategory(ReportStringId.CatAppearance)>
Public Overridable Property ForeColor As Color

Property Value

Type Description
Color

A Color object that represents the foreground color.

Remarks

The ForeColor property specifies the control's foreground color (e.g. the color of the text in XRLabel or the color of the line in XRLine), while the control's background color is specified by its XRControl.BackColor property.

If the ForeColor property's value is not set for the current report control, its value is obtained from its parent, or a parent of its parent and so on. Similarly, the ForeColor value of the current control is applied to all its child report controls (if there are any in its XRControl.Controls collection), if their ForeColor property value is not set. For more information on this concept, please refer to Appearance Properties.

NOTE

The ForeColor property is used only by some descendants of the XRControl class. For example, the XRPageBreak class ignores the ForeColor property.

Examples

This example demonstrates how to use the XRLabel control to create a hyperlink.

The code below creates the XRLabel control, sets up its appearance, and specifies its NavigateUrl and Target properties.

using System.Drawing;
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...

public XRLabel CreateHyperlink(){
    // Create a label for a hyperlink.
    XRLabel hyperlinkLabel = new XRLabel();

    // Set its main properties.
    hyperlinkLabel.Text = "DevExpress Inc.";
    hyperlinkLabel.Width = 200;
    hyperlinkLabel.ForeColor = Color.Blue;
    hyperlinkLabel.Font = new Font("Tahoma", 12, FontStyle.Underline);

    // Set its URL and target.
    hyperlinkLabel.NavigateUrl = "http://www.devexpress.com";
    hyperlinkLabel.Target = "_blank";

    return hyperlinkLabel;
}

To add the hyperlink to the report's Detail band, handle the report's BeforePrint event:

using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...

private void XtraReport1_BeforePrint(object sender, System.Drawing.Printing.PrintEventArgs e) {
    // Create a new hyperlink and add it to the report's Detail Band.
    Bands.GetBandByType(typeof(DetailBand)).Controls.Add(CreateHyperlink());
}

The label behaves like a hyperlink in a report's Print Preview and in a document exported to HTML, PDF, RTF, XLS, and XLSX formats.

See Also