Solved

I would like to know how could i print in a pvc card  with c# and .NET?

Posted on 2009-04-03
1
1,549 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I would like to know how could i print in a pvc card? Using GDI+? Whta's the exact size of a PVC Card in pixels?. If you have any other recomendation i'll be pleased. Thanks in advance.
0
Comment
Question by:rdelossantos
1 Comment
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
dbrckovi earned 500 total points
ID: 24086338
Hi!

I assume you have a printer for PVC cards which is installed as normal windows printer.

If that's the case then something like this should do the job for you:
 - get a background image. I found that 1004 x 638 looks best on the printer we have (Evolis Pebble 4)
 - place a PrintDocument control on the form
 - make button which will be used to start printing
 - put the code from below into button_Click and printDocument1_Print events

Please note that I haven't tested this code.
I have pasted it from different places from my application, so you'll probably have to adopt it to your application.

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)

{

     //printer selection dialog 

     PrintDialog PD = new PrintDialog();

     DialogResult DR = PD.ShowDialog();
 

     //if printer is selected

     if (DR == DialogResult.OK)

     {

          PaperSize PrinterPaperSize = PD.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes[0];

     

          //you might skip this check if names are different on your printer

          if (PrinterPaperSize.PaperName != "CR80 Card")

          {

               MessageBox.Show("Selected printer doesn't support PVC cards");

          }

          else

          {

                printDocument1.PrinterSettings = PD.Printersettings;

                printDocument1.Print();

          }

      }

}
 
 

private void printDocument1_PrintPage(object sender, System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs e)

{

     //load background image

     Image background = Image.FromFile("c:\\aaa\\image.bmp");

     //create graphics object. we use it to draw onto background image

     Graphics g = Graphics.FromImage(background);
 

     //draw some strings

     Font PrintFont = new Font("Arial",11);

     SolidBrush PrintBrush = new SolidBrush(Color.FromArgb(0,54,121));

     g.DrawString("ABC123", PrintFont, PrintBrush, 235, 525);

     g.DrawString("Name surname", PrintFont, PrintBrush, 780, 525);
 

     //draw some shapes

     g.DrawRectangle(Pens.Red, 30, 60, 127, 450);

     g.DrawEllipse(Pens.Green, 145, 274, 380, 500);
 

     //when all drawing to the image is done, tell printer to print it 
 

     Rectangle PrintRect = new Rectangle(0, 0, printDocument1.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes[0].Width, printDocument1.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes[0].Height);

     e.Graphics.DrawImage(imgBackground, PrintRect);
 

}

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

In order to hide the "ugly" records selectors (triangles) in the rowheaders, here are some suggestions. Microsoft doesn't have a direct method/property to do it. You can only hide the rowheader column. First solution, the easy way The first sol…
Introduction Although it is an old technology, serial ports are still being used by many hardware manufacturers. If you develop applications in C#, Microsoft .NET framework has SerialPort class to communicate with the serial ports.  I needed to…
Access reports are powerful and flexible. Learn how to create a query and then a grouped report using the wizard. Modify the report design after the wizard is done to make it look better. There will be another video to explain how to put the final p…
When you create an app prototype with Adobe XD, you can insert system screens -- sharing or Control Center, for example -- with just a few clicks. This video shows you how. You can take the full course on Experts Exchange at http://bit.ly/XDcourse.

743 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now