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CompositeLink Class

A composite link that can be used to combine several printing links together into a composite document.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraPrintingLinks
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v17.1.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

Use the CompositeLink class to combine different printing links into one document and then show its Print Preview, print or export the resulting document.

To do this, add links to be combined together to the collection returned by the DevExpress.XtraPrintingLinks.CompositeLinkBase.Links property, and then call either the Link.ShowPreview method to preview a document, or the Link.Print method to send it to a printer.

It is impossible to create a separate document for a printing link that has been added to a composite link's repository (only the composite document can be created out of all included links at one time).

Expanded Example

This example demonstrates how to combine reports in code. It uses event handlers to create detail areas of combined reports.

In a real task, you can use event handlers to create any area of a report, enclosed within the composite report, except for marginal headers and footers, which belong solely to the composite report itself (for areas definition, see Document Sections).

Expanded Inheritance Hierarchy

System.Object
    System.MarshalByRefObject
       System.ComponentModel.Component
          LinkBase
             CompositeLinkBase
                CompositeLink

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