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XtraReport.ExportToHtml(String) Method

Exports a report to the specified file path in HTML format.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v19.1.dll


public void ExportToHtml(
    string path
Public Sub ExportToHtml(
    path As String


Name Type Description
path String

A String which specifies the file name (including the full path) for the created HTML file.


Once the document export has started, it will run until the resulting document is complete and cannot be interrupted or canceled in the process.

Use this method to export a report to an HTML file using its current HTML-specific export options. These options are represented by the HtmlExportOptions object returned by the ExportOptions.Html property of a report's XtraReport.ExportOptions. This object provides the HtmlExportOptionsBase.CharacterSet, HtmlExportOptionsBase.ExportMode, HtmlExportOptionsBase.RemoveSecondarySymbols and other properties which are intended to specify parameters of the resulting HTML file.

If you want to ignore current export options of a report, and use your specific settings when a report is exported to HTML, you should use the overloaded XtraReport.ExportToHtml method with the options parameter.


This method overwrites any files present at the specified path that have the same file name without any warnings.


For more information on using the ExportToHtml method, and limitations on export to HTML, please refer to the Export to HTML document.


This example illustrates how to export a report to HTML using the XtraReport.ExportToHtml method, as well as how to use HtmlExportOptions to adjust the options of the resulting HTML file.

For this example to work, you first need to add a new report (named XtraReport1) to your project, drop some report controls onto it, and then execute the code below (for instance, in the Button.Click event handler of any button on a form). Note also, that if you want the resulting file to be automatically opened in the default program which is used to open *.htm files in your system, you can call the StartProcess method, which is also shown in this example.

using System;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
// ...

private void ExportToHTML() {
    // A path to export a report.
    string reportPath = "c:\\Test.html";

    // Create a report instance.
    XtraReport1 report = new XtraReport1();

    // Get its HTML export options.
    HtmlExportOptions htmlOptions = report.ExportOptions.Html;

    // Set HTML-specific export options.
    htmlOptions.CharacterSet = "UTF-8";
    htmlOptions.TableLayout = false;
    htmlOptions.RemoveSecondarySymbols = false;
    htmlOptions.Title = "Test Title";

    // Set the pages to be exported, and page-by-page options.
    htmlOptions.ExportMode = HtmlExportMode.SingleFilePageByPage;
    htmlOptions.PageRange = "1, 3-5";
    htmlOptions.PageBorderColor = Color.Blue;
    htmlOptions.PageBorderWidth = 3;

    // Export the report to HTML.

    // Show the result.

// Call this method to automatically open the 
// created HTML file in the system's default program.
public void StartProcess(string path) {
    Process process = new Process();
    try {
        process.StartInfo.FileName = path;
    catch { }
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