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XRTable.BeginInit() Method

Starts the XRTable's initialization. Initialization occurs at runtime.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v18.2.dll


public void BeginInit()
Public Sub BeginInit


To create XRTable at runtime and manually add XRTableRow and XRTableCell objects to it, it is always required to enclose this code inside the BeginInit and XRTable.EndInit method calls.

Because the final size of a table does not consider the size of its rows and cells , you need to manually set the table size and width (or, call the XRTable.AdjustSize method) before calling the XRTable.EndInit method.


The height of a table should be explicitly specified only if the cell content is not expected to stretch the cells (e.g., this may happen when their XRTableCell.CanGrow property is enabled).


The code sample below illustrates how to create an XRTable at runtime.

using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;
// ...
private static SqlDataSource CreateSQLDataSource() {
    // Create a data source with the connection parameters.  
    Access97ConnectionParameters connectionParameters = new Access97ConnectionParameters("Data/nwind.mdb", "", "");
    SqlDataSource dataSource = new SqlDataSource(connectionParameters);

    // Create a SELECT query.
    SelectQuery query = SelectQueryFluentBuilder

    // Add the query to the collection and return the data source. 
    return dataSource;
// ...
// Create a new data source.
SqlDataSource sqlDataSource = CreateSQLDataSource();

// Create a new report and assign a data source to it.
XtraReport report = new XtraReport();
report.DataSource = ds;
report.DataMember = "queryProducts";

// Create a detail band and add it to the report.
DetailBand detailBand = new DetailBand();

// Create a table and add it to the detail band.
XRTable table = new XRTable();

// Create a row with the product name and product price cells.
XRTableRow row = new XRTableRow();
XRTableCell productName = new XRTableCell();
XRTableCell productPrice = new XRTableCell();

// Bind table cells to data fields.
productName.ExpressionBindings.Add(new ExpressionBinding("BeforePrint", "Text", "[ProductName]"));
productPrice.ExpressionBindings.Add(new ExpressionBinding("BeforePrint", "Text", "[UnitPrice]"));


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