Page Info Control

Description

The Page Info control displays date and time or page numbers on a page.

Properties Common to Most Controls

For more information about the properties listed below, see Properties Common to Most Controls.

For more information regarding each of the property groups, see the Control Reference.

Actions

Page Information

Sets the type of information that appears in the control.

Start Page Number

Type: Int32

Sets the value used as the number to start numbering the pages. Use this property to set the first page's number to a value other than 1.

Text Format String

The Text Format String Editor provides the ability to apply formatting to data. You can select one of the pre-built formats or create your own.

The Text Format String Editor cannot format values that have been manually entered into a control.

For more information, see the help regarding the Format String Editor and Format Specifiers.

Running Band

Sets the band upon which the control gathers information.

To set the control to display page numbers for groups or detail reports, assign the appropriate group header band or detail report band to this property.

Anchor Vertically

Sets the location of the control in relation to the parent container. When the parent container changes size, the control may move or resize to maintain its position.

The options for vertically anchoring include:

  • None: The control's size and location are not affected when the container size changes.
  • Top: The distance between the top of the control and the top of the container remains fixed when the container size changes.
  • Bottom: The distance between the bottom of the control and the bottom of the container remains fixed when the container size changes.
  • Both: The distance from the top and bottom of the control from the top and bottom of the container remains fixed when the container size changes. This means that control is resized to maintain these fixed distances.

 

Behavior

Anchor Vertically

Sets the location of the control in relation to the parent container. When the parent container changes size, the control may move or resize to maintain its position.

The options for vertically anchoring include:

  • None: The control's size and location are not affected when the container size changes.
  • Top: The distance between the top of the control and the top of the container remains fixed when the container size changes.
  • Bottom: The distance between the bottom of the control and the bottom of the container remains fixed when the container size changes.
  • Both: The distance from the top and bottom of the control from the top and bottom of the container remains fixed when the container size changes. This means that control is resized to maintain these fixed distances.

Anchor Horizontally

Sets the location of the control in relation to the parent container. When the parent container changes size, the control may move or resize to maintain its position.

The options for horizontally anchoring include:

  • None: When the parent container changes size, the control's size and location are not affected when the container size changes.
  • Left: The distance between the left edge of the control and the left side of the container remains fixed when the container size changes.
  • Right: The distance between the right edge of the control and the right side of the container remains fixed when the container size changes.
  • Both: The distance from the left and right edges of the control from the left and right sides of the container remains fixed when the container size changes. This means that control is resized to maintain these fixed distances.

Page Information

Sets the type of information that appears in the control.

Running Band

Sets the band upon which the control gathers information.

To set the control to display page numbers for groups or detail reports, assign the appropriate group header band or detail report band to this property.

Start Page Number

Type: Int32

Sets the value used as the number to start numbering the pages. Use this property to set the first page's number to a value other than 1.

Can Grow

Type: Boolean

Sets whether the control's height can grow to display the contents at runtime.

Enabled by default.

If there are other controls below the selected control, they will be moved down to prevent overlapping.

Data

Text Format String

The Text Format String Editor provides the ability to apply formatting to data. You can select one of the pre-built formats or create your own.

The Text Format String Editor cannot format values that have been manually entered into a control.

For more information, see the help regarding the Format String Editor and Format Specifiers.

Printing

Right to Left

Specifies the layout of the content within a report item.

The options include:

  • Inherit: The item inherits the printing configuration set at the parent level. This is the default.
  • Yes: The content is aligned to the right.
  • No: The content is aligned to the left.

Related Tutorials

Refer to the following resources for additional help on implementing this control:

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