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IDisplayNameProvider Interface

Provides methods that return custom names for the Field List items.

Namespace:DevExpress.Data
Assembly:DevExpress.Data.v19.1.dll

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Use IDisplayNameProvider to customize your own custom names for the Field List items, using the GetDataSourceDisplayName and GetFieldDisplayName methods.

For this interface to work correctly, the class which implements the IDisplayNameProvider interface must have a default constructor.

When creating data items, avoid dots in their names, because XtraReports uses them to address data source members.

Expanded Example

This example demonstrates how to change the names of items listed in the Field List (both in the Visual Studio Report Designer and End-User Report Designer for WinForms) by making the report's data source (a System.Data.DataSet object in this example) implement the IDisplayNameProvider interface.

When a localized field name contains the white space character, leave this white space when referring to this field (e.g. Categories.Categories Products.Discontinued).

When the GetFieldDisplayName method returns null or System.String.Empty, the corresponding data item becomes hidden in the Field List.

The following image illustrates the look of a Field List before (left picture) and after (right picture) its customization:

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