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* Groups several report elements. Report elements placed in any report section can be arranged in multiple
* nested groups. The only reason you might have for grouping your elements is to be able to customize the
* stretch behavior of the report elements.
* @author Teodor Danciu (firstname.lastname@example.org)
* @version $Id: JRElementGroup.java 3033 2009-08-27 11:46:22Z teodord $
public interface JRElementGroup extends JRChild
* Gets a list of all direct children elements or elements groups.
public List getChildren();
* Gets the parent element group.
* @return an instance of this class, or null if this is the root group.
public JRElementGroup getElementGroup();
* Gets an array containing all the elements and element groups in the hierarchy.
public JRElement getElements();
* Gets an element from this group, based on its element key.
public JRElement getElementByKey(String key);