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Report Header and Footer

The Top Margin and Bottom Margin bands represent the top and bottom page margins. Unlike other bands, they are not accompanied by strips displaying their titles in the Design Panel.

They are intended for displaying page numbers, or some sort of supplementary information e.g. current system time or the user name.
In the Property Grid, the properties of these bands are divided into the following groups:

1. Appearance

  • Background Colour
    Specifies the background colour for the controls contained within the band. This option is also available in the Formatting Toolbar.
  • Borders, Border Colour and Border Width 
    Specify border settings for the controls contained within the band.
  • Font
    Specifies the font settings for the controls contained within the band. Some of these settings are available in the Formatting Toolbar.
  • Foreground Colour
    Specifies the text colour for the controls contained within the band. This option is also available in the Formatting Toolbar.
  • Formatting Rules
    Invokes the Formatting Rules Editor allowing you to choose which rules should be applied to the band during report generation, and define the precedence of the applied rules.
  • Padding 
    Specifies indent values which are used to render the contents of the controls contained within the bands.
  • Style Priority
    Alllows you to define the priority of various style elements (such as background colour, border colour, etc.).
  • Styles
    This property allows you to define odd and even styles for the controls contained within the bands as well as to assign an existing style to them or a newly created one.
  • Text Alignment
    Allows you to change the text alignment of the controls contained within the bands. This option is also available in the Formatting Toolbar.

2. Behavior

  • Scripts
    This property contains events which you can handle with the required scripts.
  • Visible
    Specifies whether the band should be visible in print preview.

3. Data

  • Tag
    This property allows you to add some additional information to the band, for example its ID by which it can then be accessible via scripts.

4. Design

  • Name
    Determines a bands name by which it can be accessed in the Report Explorer, Property Grid or via Scripts.

6. Layout

  • Height
    Specifies the bands height in report units.

INFO: Note that this property is tied to the reports Margins Top or Margins Bottom Property, so that changing this properties value will cause the appropriate Margin value to be changed and vice versa.

  • Snap Line Padding
    Specifies the padding in report measurement units, which is to be preserved within the band when controls it contains are aligned using Snap Lines.


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