ActiveReports 13
OutputFormat Property

GrapeCity.ActiveReports Assembly > GrapeCity.ActiveReports.SectionReportModel Namespace > TextBox Class : OutputFormat Property
Gets or sets the mask string used to format the Value property before placing it in the Text property.
Public Property OutputFormat As String
public string OutputFormat {get; set;}

The formatting mask can only be used to format numbers and dates.  There is no support for formatting alphanumeric strings.

Setting the OutputFormat in the Format event of a control's section does not catch the first record. The reason for this behaviour is that the database values are applied to the the control BEFORE the Format event. If you change the OutputFormat in the Format event, set Control.Value=Control.Value so that the OutputFormat gets reapplied.

Underscore (_) keycode can be used in OutputFormat property to skip the width of the next character. This code is commonly used as _) to leave space for a closing parenthesis in a positive number format when the negative number format includes parentheses. This allows both positive and negative values to line up at the decimal point.

The OutputFormat property of the TextBox control includes four sections delimited by a semicolon.  Each section contains the format specifications for a different type of number:

private void detail_Format(object sender, System.EventArgs eArgs)
    this.txtShippedDate.OutputFormat = "MMMM";
    this.txtShippedDate.Value = this.txtShippedDate.Value;
Private Sub Detail1_Format(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Detail1.Format
    Me.txtShippedDate.OutputFormat = "MMMM"
    Me.txtShippedDate.Value = Me.txtShippedDate.Value
End Sub
See Also


TextBox Class
TextBox Members


Date, Time, and Number Formatting