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Hello,

I am trying to print the contents of a ListView in C#, using Visual C# Express. I have no idea where to start, but I can't seem to find any good articles that explain it well. How would I go about printing the contents of the ListView box, as it appears on the screen?

Also - is it possible to send the data to a OpenDocument Template, and have that printed so it is themed how I want? If that is possible, and relatively quick and easy, I would like to go that method, but I am not sure at the moment. If not, I am quite happy with just being able to print the contents of the ListView box.

Thanks.
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PrintDialog prtDlg = new PrintDialog();
                    if (prtDlg.ShowDialog() == true)
                    {
                        prtDlg.PrintVisual(listview1, "ListView");
                    }
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HI gauthampj. I get the following errors when I try this. I tried it on a new project with a listBox (becuase they are easier to setup for a temp test). Using Windows XP SP2

Operator '==' cannot be applied to operands of type 'System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult' and 'bool'

'System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog' does not contain a definition for 'PrintVisual' and no extension method 'PrintVisual' accepting a first argument of type 'System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

The exact code that I am using is...

            PrintDialog prtDlg = new PrintDialog();
            if (prtDlg.ShowDialog() == true)
            {
                prtDlg.PrintVisual(listBox1, "ListView");
            }

under the click event of a button that would initiate the print process, with a listBox that contains some items.
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sorry ... change to
(prtDlg.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.Ok)
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by:dh-s
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Thanks. That fixes one of the errors, but I still get an error with prtDlg.PrintVisual...

System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog' does not contain a definition for 'PrintVisual' and no extension method 'PrintVisual' accepting a first argument of type 'System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog' could be found (are you missing a using directive or an assembly reference?)

Any suggestions here? Thanks!
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which version are u suing 3.5 ?
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Check the following link
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/list/PrintableListView.aspx

I think this is what you are looking for.
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I am using version 3.5 of the .NET Framework, yes. Do I need to import anything to get it working?
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Pigtor: After a bit of fiddling, I managed to get a ListView to print using that particular link! Thanks heaps.
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