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How to: Specify Default Document Formatting

You can use one of the following approaches to specify default document formatting.

Expanded Set Default Formatting to the RichEditControl

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E1398.

The static RichEditControlCompatibility.DefaultFontSize and RichEditControlCompatibility.DefaultFontName properties set the default font settings for all RichEditControl instances in the application. It is recommended to place them before initialization of all controls, in the Main method, as illustrated in the following code.

Expanded Set Default Formatting to the Specific Document

For the document loaded in the RichEditControl, you can specify default formatting characteristics individually using the Document.DefaultCharacterProperties and Document.DefaultParagraphProperties settings. These settings override the RichEditControlCompatibility settings.

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E1398.

Tip

To copy default document formatting from one document to another, use the Assign method. The code snippet below copies default document formatting characteristics from the document loaded in the richEditControl2 control to the document contained in the richEditControl1 :

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