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Change Ruler Measurements
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In a section layout, you can change ruler measurements from inches to centimeters and centimeters to inches. Use the following instructions to modify ruler measurements at design- time and run-time.

To change ruler measurements at design-time

At design time, you can change the ruler measurements from the Report Settings Dialog.

  1. In the Report Explorer, double-click the Settings node.
  2. In the Report Settings dialog that appears, click Global Settings.
  3. From the Ruler Units dropdown select Centimeters or Inches.

To call a measurement conversion at run-time

Call the CmToInch method or InchToCm method at run-time to change measurements. For example, you can use the following code when you are working in centimeters and need to convert a Label's position measurements from centimeters to inches at run-time.

  1. On the design surface select the section containing a control like a Label.
  2. In the Properties Window, click the Events button to get a list of report events.
  3. Select the Format event and double-click to create an event-handling method.
  4. Add code like the following to the handler to set the size of the control using centimeters to inches.

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    Visual Basic.NET code. Paste inside the Format event. Copy Code
    Me.Label1.Left = SectionReport1.CmToInch(2)
    Me.Label1.Top = SectionReport1.CmToInch(2)

    ShowTo write the code in C#

    C# code. Paste inside the Format event. Copy Code
    this.label1.Left = SectionReport1.CmToInch(2);
    this.label1.Top = SectionReport1.CmToInch(2);

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