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XRControl.ResetBackColor() Method

Resets the XRControl.BackColor property value, so that it is no longer stored in the current control and is obtained from its parent instead.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v18.2.dll


public virtual void ResetBackColor()
Public Overridable Sub ResetBackColor


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.

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)
End Sub
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