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IBasePrintable.CreateArea Method

When implemented by a class, creates report elements (bricks) for a specific area.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraPrinting
Assembly:DevExpress.Data.v19.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Parameters

areaName
Type: String
The name of the report area (section) for which elements should be created.
graph
Type: IBrickGraphics
An object implementing the IBrickGraphics interface, which is a graphical surface on which report elements will be drawn.

Expanded Remarks

A description of report generation is provided below. It involves using the IPrintable interface, which is a IBasePrintable descendant:

  1. A user generates a report with the ILink.CreateDocument method.
  2. A link knows about the IBasePrintable control to which it refers, and calls the Initialize method.
  3. Next, the CreateArea method is called for each section of the report. Refer to the Document Sections topic, to learn about report section types.

When implemented, the CreateArea method must construct different bricks, based on the section type, and information provided by the control.

The following code implements the CreateArea method for the control. The initialized graph object is of the IBrickGraphics interface type, and will be used in other methods listed below.

Different methods are called to create the contents for the PageFooter, DetailHeader, and Detail sections. In the following code, we used only the CreatePageFooter method. The DrawBrick method creates a brick object by its name and sets its properties. The ps object of the IPrintingSystem interface was specified by the Initialize method.

The image below demonstrates the PageFooter section of the resulting report.

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