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How do I print in Visual Basic .NET 2005

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I have a program that processes a lot of information. It produces the results in labels and text boxes from variables.

I would like a formatted printout of the information from the variables. How Do I do this?

Thank you all very much.
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Question by:OsirisJa
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by:jrscherer
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Hi  OsirisJa

Check here for some very basics on printing in VS.Net

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Dot_Net/VB_DOT_NET/Q_21909919.html

Jack.net
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by:OsirisJa
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I apologize, but I am lost.

Could you help me with a subroutine that displays the select printer dialog and allows printing to a Printer on the system?

I would also like the code required to print and then the foll examples

Print the contents of a variable to the page
Priint a text string to the page
Print Centred text to the page
and any other things important to know.

Thank you very much

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by:jrscherer
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I think this is a good article to get some basics of printing and print dialog.
http://www.vb-helper.com/howto_net_print_and_preview.html
Jack.net
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by:OsirisJa
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Thats is not using VB.NET 2005 and it does not demonstrate how to

Print the contents of a variable to the page
Priint a text string to the page
Print Centred text to the page
and any other things important to know.

Please help me directly address my question and not point me to a random link.

Thank you
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jrscherer earned 500 total points
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here are some examples

    Private Sub PrintDocument1_PrintPage(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs) Handles PrintDocument1.PrintPage
        Dim verticalLocation As Single = 100.0 ' one inch from left border
        Dim horizontalLocation As Single = 200.0 ' 2 inches from top border

        Dim MyFont As New Font("Arial", 10, FontStyle.Regular)
        ' prepare the variable Integer1 to be printed
        e.Graphics.DrawString(Variable1.ToString, MyFont, Brushes.Black, horizontalLocation, verticalLocation)

        verticalLocation = 150.0

        ' prepare the variable String1 to be printed
        e.Graphics.DrawString(Variable1.ToString, MyFont, Brushes.Black, horizontalLocation, verticalLocation)

        verticalLocation = 200.0

        ' center the string ad midscreen
        ' first measure the with of the string when printed
        Dim stringWidth As Single = e.Graphics.MeasureString(String1, MyFont).Width

        ' then locate the midpoint of the paper
        Dim MidPoint As Single = CSng(e.PageBounds.Left + (e.PageBounds.Width / 2))

        ' then prepare printing of the string centered into the page, respecting page setting of the printer setting, such as paper size and orientation
        e.Graphics.DrawString(Variable1.ToString, MyFont, Brushes.Black, MidPoint - (stringWidth / 2), verticalLocation)
 
        ' another string formatting method follows
        ' draw a string and use the GDI+ string formatter
        Dim frm As New StringFormat
        frm.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center
        frm.LineAlignment = StringAlignment.Center

        ' define a rectangle to draw a centered text
        Dim Rec As RectangleF
        Rec.Location = New PointF(horizontalLocation, 250)
        Rec.Size = New Size(200, 200)

        ' draw the rectangle as reference
        e.Graphics.DrawRectangle(Pens.Gray, Rec.X, Rec.Y, Rec.Width, Rec.Height) ' no overload exists fro RectangleF

        ' draw the centered text into box
        e.Graphics.DrawString(String1, MyFont, Brushes.Black, Rec, frm) ' frm does the formatting to the rectangle

  End Sub

Hope this helps to find the way into printing  Jack.net
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by:OsirisJa
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Thank you very much. It wasn't exactly what I wanted, but I was able to use pieces from it and it gave me a general idea.
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