Resets the XRControl.BackColor property value, so that it is no longer stored in the current control and is obtained from its parent instead.
If the XRControl.BackColor 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. So, if it is set in the current control, it starts overriding its parent's BackColor property value.
Then, if it is necessary to remove the current control's BackColor property value and start using its parent's BackColor again, you can right-click the Property Grid at design time and choose the Reset option, as shown in the image below.
And the ResetBackColor method is intended to do the same action at runtime.
This example demonstrates how to assign custom appearance settings (e.g., XRControl.BackColor, XRControl.ForeColor, XRControl.Borders, XRControl.Font, etc.) to report elements and reset them to their default values, as well as how to make a control ignore its personal appearance settings in favor of the settings of its parent control.
A complete sample project is available at https://github.com/DevExpress-Examples/how-to-use-the-appearance-settings-of-report-elements-e933.
Imports System.Drawing Imports System.Drawing.Printing Imports DevExpress.XtraPrinting Imports DevExpress.XtraReports.UI ' ... Private Sub xrLabel2_BeforePrint(ByVal sender As Object, _ ByVal e As PrintEventArgs) Handles xrLabel2.BeforePrint SetCustomStyle(CType(sender, XRLabel)) End Sub Private Sub xrLabel3_BeforePrint(ByVal sender As Object, _ ByVal e As PrintEventArgs) Handles xrLabel3.BeforePrint SetCustomStyle(CType(sender, XRLabel)) ResetStyle(CType(sender, XRLabel)) End Sub ' Assign custom appearance settings to a control. Private Sub SetCustomStyle(ByVal label As XRLabel) label.BackColor = Color.Gray label.BorderColor = Color.DarkGray label.Borders = BorderSide.All label.BorderWidth = 0.5f label.Font = New Font(label.Parent.Font, FontStyle.Bold) label.ForeColor = Color.White label.TextAlignment = TextAlignment.MiddleRight End Sub ' Restore the appearance settings to their default values. Private Sub ResetStyle(ByVal label As XRLabel) label.ResetBackColor() label.ResetBorderColor() label.ResetBorders() label.ResetBorderWidth() label.ResetFont() label.ResetForeColor() label.ResetPadding() label.ResetTextAlignment() End Sub