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XRControl.ResetPadding() Method

Resets the XRControl.Padding 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 ResetPadding()
Public Overridable Sub ResetPadding


If the XRControl.Padding 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 Padding property value.

Then, if it is necessary to remove the current control's Padding property value and start using its parent's Padding again, you can right-click the Property Grid at design time and choose the Reset option, as shown in the image below.


And the ResetPadding 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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