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XtraReport.PaperKind Property

Gets or sets the report's paper kind.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraReports.UI

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraReports.v18.2.dll


public PaperKind PaperKind { get; set; }
Public Property PaperKind As PaperKind

Property Value

Type Default Description


The report's paper kind.


Set the paper type to the Custom value to specify the report's XtraReport.PageWidth, XtraReport.PageHeight, and XtraReport.PageSize. Any other paper kind value sets the predefined report page width, height and size.


The default PaperKind value depends on the global Report Units value:

If the PaperKind property is set to Custom, the printer paper is selected according to the XtraReport.PaperName property value. In this case, set the XtraReport.PageWidth and XtraReport.PageHeight properties to paper's width and height.


The code sample below creates a new report, sets its name, display name, paper kind and margins, and adds the Detail Band band with the XRLabel control on it.


using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI;

// ...

public static XtraReport CreateReport() {

    // Create an XtraReport instance
    XtraReport report = new XtraReport() {
        Name = "SimpleStaticReport",
        DisplayName = "Simple Static Report",
        PaperKind = PaperKind.Letter,
        Margins = new Margins(100, 100, 100, 100)

    // Create a Detail band for the report
    DetailBand detailBand = new DetailBand() {
        HeightF = 25

    // Add the created Detail band to the report

    // Create an XRLabel control for the report
    XRLabel helloWordLabel = new XRLabel() {
        Text = "Hello, World!",
        Font = new Font("Tahoma", 20f, FontStyle.Bold),
        BoundsF = new RectangleF(0, 0, 250, 50),

    // Add the created XRLabel to the Detail band

    // Return the report with a band and a label on it
    return report;
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