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Setting the printer orientation at runtime

edited April 2012 in RAP
I am building a report that has multiple view options (List, Labels, Envelopes)

I want to change the paper orientation at runtime (RAP) as List is Landscape
and Labels are Portrait.

I added the following code in the BeforePrint or the AfterOpenDatapipes and
it only adjust the orientation on the second print... (If I call PreviewReport
I see the new param value if I edit the report at runtime but the preview
still build the report with the old value... I suppose that the value is
picked up too late at these events.

if ParamsDBPipeline['FORMAT'] = 0 then
Report.PrinterSetup.Orientation := poLandscape
else if ParamsDBPipeline['FORMAT'] = 1 then
Report.PrinterSetup.Orientation := poPortrait;

Is there a way of doing this at runtime ?




  • edited April 2012
    Hi Pascal,

    Setting the Orientation of the report inside the AfterOpenDatapipelines
    event is too late to have an effect on the report. You would need to
    use the OnInitializeParameters event to do so for the main report.

    As a test I tried creating an empty main report with only a detail band.
    Inside the detail band I placed a single Section subreport. The
    Section subreport will act as your existing report. Then from the
    AfterOpenDataPipelines event I toggled the orientation of the subreport
    rather than the main report. This seemed to function correctly.

    Subreport1.Report.PrinterSetup.Orientation := ...;

    Best Regards,

    Nico Cizik
    Digital Metaphors
  • edited April 2012
    Hi Nico,

    Strange... it didn't work for me... I had to do it in Delphi before running
    the report.
    I am still on 14.02... I don't know if it will make a difference when I will

    Thanks for the tip anyway!

    Hello Nico,
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