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XRCrossBandLine Class

A vertical line that can be drawn across several report bands.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v24.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Reporting.Core


public class XRCrossBandLine :


The XRCrossBandLine control allows you to draw a vertical line across several bands (as opposed to the XRLine, XRShape and XRPanel controls, which can be used only within a single band). You can use the XRCrossBandLine control to highlight a report section that spans across multiple bands.

Drag the XRCrossBandLine item from the DX.24.1: Report Controls tab and drop the item onto the report area to add a cross-band line to a report.

Cross Band Line Drag and Drop

Place the control’s start and end in complementary bands that appear on each page of the document. The following bands are complementary:

In other cases, the control’s behavior can differ from an expected result. In the error list, an XRE040 warning message appears as you design or preview a report. For more information, review the following help topic: Errors, Warnings, and Information Messages.

Click the control’s smart tag to invoke the action list.

Cross Band Line Smart Tag

In the invoked action list, you can use the Line Style property to customize the line’s style, and the Anchor Vertical property to specify the type of vertical anchoring for the line.

Create a Cross-Band Line in Code

The following example creates a cross-band line in code:

using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;

// Create a report with "Detail", "TopMargin", and "BottomMargin" bands.
XtraReport report = new XtraReport() {
    Bands = {
        new DetailBand(),
        new TopMarginBand(),
        new BottomMarginBand()

// Create a cross-band line.
XRCrossBandLine crossBandLine = new XRCrossBandLine() {
    // Specify start/end bands.
    StartBand = report.Bands[BandKind.TopMargin],
    EndBand = report.Bands[BandKind.BottomMargin],
    // Specify start/end points.
    StartPointF = new DevExpress.Utils.PointFloat(0F, 0F),
    EndPointF = new DevExpress.Utils.PointFloat(0F, 100F),
    // Customize a style.
    LineStyle = System.Drawing.Drawing2D.DashStyle.Dash,
    WidthF = 5F,

// Add the line to the report's cross-band controls.


  • The Expression bindings mode is not supported. Although bindings are available, they are not processed and have no effect. To solve your task, handle the report’s BeforePrint event.

  • If you do not place a cross-band line on paired bands, the line can be displayed incorrectly in the report document.
  • A cross-band line cannot start/end on a vertical band.
  • If the thickness of a cross-band line is less than 0.5 pixels, the line is not included in export files that have the following formats:

  • Setting CanShrink for a control that the XRCrossBandLine control overlaps has no effect because the XRCrossBandLine control does not shrink. In a table, consider using table borders instead of the XRCrossBandLine control.


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