Solved print screen ..

Posted on 2006-11-22
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Hi Folks,

I need some code that will allow me to print my program screen ( to be more precise.. print screen) to my network printer when i clicks a button on my win form.

Question by:niger007
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Expert Comment

ID: 18000637
Hi niger007,

I'd recommend looking at these code samples:,7,10,1453


Author Comment

ID: 18000665
Kindly provide me some simple codes , will allow me print my win form when i clicks a button.
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Expert Comment

ID: 18000765
No worries - but this is all straight from the source code that you can download from,7,10,1453

Note that to use it, you will have to incorporate the FormUtils and PrintImage classes from the source code (probably after converting them to VB - so it's not THAT easy :)

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        ' Instantiate our PrintDocument
        Dim pi As PrintImage = New PrintImage()
        ' Get a bitmap of the screen
        pi.Bitmap = FormUtils.FormToBitmap(Me)
        If PreviewPrintScreen = True Then
            ' preview the print
            Dim preview As PrintPreviewDialog = New PrintPreviewDialog()
            preview.Document = pi
            ' print to the printer
        End If
    End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 18001182

 FormUtils and PrintImage classes are in CS and i am very new to .NET programming so i wont be able to convert into Any other altrnatives.

Is there any alternative way for me to print my form data grid into my local printer. Do i still need to follow the tedious method which u mentioned above to accomplish this task.

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Accepted Solution

Hillwaaa earned 250 total points
ID: 18001709
It depends - if you just want to print your data grid, then you could do the following:

Option 1 - use a custom DataGrid that has built in print functionality - you can download the source from:

Option 2 - print the contents of your existing DataGrid - download an example from:

The long and short of it is that printing from VB .NET is never (at least from what I've seen/done) just a case of click a button and out it comes.  You always have to do a bit of setup first :(


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