Invokes the ribbon-based End-User Report Designer form modally with the specified look and feel settings and design panel visibility settings.
public static void ShowRibbonDesignerDialog( this XtraReport report, UserLookAndFeel lookAndFeel, DesignDockPanelType hiddenPanels )
<ExtensionAttribute> Public Shared Sub ShowRibbonDesignerDialog( report As XtraReport, lookAndFeel As UserLookAndFeel, hiddenPanels As DesignDockPanelType )
A report to open in the End-User Report Designer.
A UserLookAndFeel object which specifies the look and feel settings applied to the End-User Report Designer.
One or more DesignDockPanelType enumeration values identifying the Report Designer dock panels to be hidden.
Call the ShowRibbonDesignerDialog method to open the report in the default Report Designer form with a Ribbon Toolbar modally.
To be able to use this method, you should add the DevExpress.XtraReports.v19.1.Extensions.dll to your project's References list.
The following example demonstrates how to invoke the Report Designer with the default look and feel settings and without the Property Grid and Report Explorer panels.
using DevExpress.XtraReports.UI; using DevExpress.LookAndFeel; using DevExpress.XtraReports.UserDesigner; // ... XtraReport1 report = new XtraReport1(); report.ShowRibbonDesignerDialog(UserLookAndFeel.Default, DesignDockPanelType.PropertyGrid |DesignDockPanelType.ReportExplorer);
We recommend you use the ReportDesignTool class instead, which provides the similar ReportDesignTool.ShowRibbonDesignerDialog method and additionally allows you to customize the Report Designer form. This class also enables you to release the memory right after showing this form (for instance, by calling the Dispose method or utilizing the using statement).
You cannot use the ShowRibbonDesignerDialog method in Web applications. Use the Web Report Designer instead.