You may wish to add parameters to a report layout that control how the report runs. Do the following:

  • Edit the report using the Advanced Report Designer.

  • In the Report Explorer panel, select the Field List tab. Scroll to the Parameters section and expand it.

  • Right click and choose Add Parameter. Enter a name and the appropriate data type.

  • Add a label to the layout and bind it to the parameter you created.

  • Create a report engine plugin.

  • Add a reference to DevExpress.XtraReports.v13.2.dll, DevExpress.Printing.v13.2.Core.dll, and DevExpress.Data.v13.2.dll.

  • Use code similar to the following in the AfterCreateLayout method to set the value of the parameter:

DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.XtraReport xreport = (report.Layout as XtraReport);
DevExpress.XtraReports.Parameters.Parameter myparam =
    xreport.Parameters["ParameterName"];
myparam.Value = "My parameter value";

where ParameterName is the name of the parameter you created in the report.