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Multi-Page Print and Preview Demo

Submitted on: 4/8/2010 2:37:59 PM
By: Morgan Haueisen  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 9 Users
Compatibility: C#, VB.NET
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     This code provides the tools to allow you to make nice looking (multi-page) print/preview reports. I have included both the VB and C# versions. (Update: 4/07/10 - Bug Fix).

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1/1/2010 12:40:39 PMRishi Saxena

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1/11/2010 4:29:00 AMJorgen Levesen

Wery nice work, as expected from you. 5 globes from me.
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1/12/2010 7:43:41 AMJorgen Levesen

Hi Morgan,
Got the error: "NullReferenceExecption was unhandled" in the cPrintClass 'Public Sub pBox' line: Dim tTxtHeight As Single = _Paper.Graphics.MeasureString("Morgan", _Font).Height.
What to do to get rid of this error ?

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1/19/2010 2:18:23 PMMorgan Haueisen

Jorgen, sounds like you called print before you set the graphic (.PrintPage = e).
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2/5/2010 1:59:09 AMJorgen Levesen

Hi again,
This is not as easy as the vb6 version, spesially the new page call is quite confusing.
I have come that far as the print is showing in the preview box, with headings and 5 pages. It looks quite good - but when printing it only prints one page, and only the heading.
Can you think of any reason for this misbehaviour ?


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2/5/2010 11:08:14 AMMorgan Haueisen

.NET is not very friendly when it comes printing or graphics.
I am not exactly sure what you are doing.

After calling pNewPage you must exit the sub. This is the only way that .NET will generate a new page.
Did you call pEndDoc at the end of the last page? This resets the page number.

Follow sub Report5 for how it works. There are 3 sections
1. things that happen only for the first time (page 1)
2. things that print every page
3. things that happen only on the last page.

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3/28/2010 4:57:06 PMJorgen Levesen

Hi Morgan,
Just to let you know your program does not work in a 64-bits environment (like the new Win7-64). Does not get any error message though.

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3/30/2010 12:29:35 PMMorgan Haueisen

Jorgen, I have no way of testing this on Win7 but it does run on Vista 64. This is pure .Net code. It does not use any external API calls or VB Compatibility. There is no reason for it not to work.
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4/9/2010 5:02:59 AMHerbert N Swearengen III

Hi Morgan,

The VB version does nothing on either Windows Vista x64 or Windows 7 x64 unless the Target CPU under Advanced Compile Options is set to x86. I don't know why this is. Just reporting what worked for me.
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6/30/2010 2:13:01 PMBill K of Boston

Hi Morgan,
Sorry if question is to far afield.
What C# compiler do you recommend ?
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2/3/2013 10:27:39 AMShamsul Arifin


I downloaded code from
I sent lot of time to get the changes the printing Paper Size, but couldn't.

Please advice how to change the Paper Size on a fly, if needed.

Shamsul Arifin

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