How can I print my rendered RS2008 report from c#?

Posted on 2009-07-04
Last Modified: 2013-11-25
I have a class that renders my report and saves it to a PDF file. As well as the save to pdf I also want to send the report to a printer. (Ideally default printer).

I've attached the code below, does anyone know how to modify this to add the print feature?

I'm using VS2008, .net 3.5 and RS2008.
using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Text;

using System.IO;

using BEC.Logger;

using BECScheduler.RS2005;

using BECScheduler.rsExecService;

using System.Drawing;

using System.Drawing.Imaging;

using System.Drawing.Printing;

namespace ReportServerProject


    public class MyReportRenderer    




        private BECScheduler.RS2005.ReportingService2005 rs;        

        private BECScheduler.rsExecService.ReportExecutionService rsExec;        

        public string renderTest(string rptname,string sDate,string eDate,string printerName)       


            rs = new ReportingService2005();            

            rsExec = new ReportExecutionService();

            rs.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("user","pass","domain");

            rsExec.Credentials = new System.Net.NetworkCredential("user","pass","domain");

            rs.Url = "http://server/ReportServer_mssql2008/ReportService2005.asmx";

            rsExec.Url = "http://server/ReportServer_mssql2008/ReportExecution2005.asmx";

            string historyID = null;            

            string deviceInfo = null;

            string format = "CSV";

            Byte[] results;

            string encoding = String.Empty;

            string mimeType = String.Empty;

            string extension = String.Empty;

            BECScheduler.rsExecService.Warning[] warnings = null;

            string[] streamIDs = null;

            // Default Path;

            string fileName = @"c:\samplereport.csv";

            string _reportName = rptname;//@"/Trend Log Reporting/TrendReport/";

            string _historyID = null; 

            bool _forRendering = false;

            BECScheduler.RS2005.ParameterValue[] _values = null;

            BECScheduler.RS2005.DataSourceCredentials[] _credentials = null;

            BECScheduler.RS2005.ReportParameter[] _parameters = null; 



                _parameters = rs.GetReportParameters(_reportName, _historyID, _forRendering, _values, _credentials);

                BECScheduler.rsExecService.ExecutionInfo ei = rsExec.LoadReport(_reportName, historyID);

                BECScheduler.rsExecService.ParameterValue[] parameters = new BECScheduler.rsExecService.ParameterValue[2];

                if (_parameters.Length > 0)


                  parameters[0] = new BECScheduler.rsExecService.ParameterValue();

                  parameters[0].Label = "";

                  parameters[0].Name  = "SDate"; 

                  parameters[0].Value = sDate;

                  parameters[1] = new BECScheduler.rsExecService.ParameterValue();

                  parameters[1].Label = "";

                  parameters[1].Name = "EDate";

                  parameters[1].Value = eDate; 


                rsExec.SetExecutionParameters(parameters, "en-GB");

                results=  rsExec.Render(format, deviceInfo, out extension, out encoding, out mimeType, out warnings, out streamIDs);


                using (FileStream stream = File.OpenWrite(fileName))



                    stream.Write(results, 0, results.Length);





            catch (Exception ex)            


                new BEC.Logger.Logger().ErrorLog(ex.Message);

                throw ex;


            return (fileName);







Open in new window

Question by:wint100
  • 2
  • 2
LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 24781930
This blog entry should help.

It's not something I've actually had to do before, but it should be easy enough.


Author Comment

ID: 24787489
So that article uses the below code.

I'm new to development. How would I replace the tempDir with my directory and set it to print a specific file from a location (e.g. c:\reports)

Also, how do I call the public void into action?
using System;                                                               

using System.Collections.Generic;                                           

using System.ComponentModel;                                                

using System.Data; System.Drawing;                                          

using System.IO;                                                            

using System.Text; System.Windows.Forms;                                    

using System.Management;                                                    

using System.Management.Instrumentation;                                    


/* the stuff in between is not relevant that's why its not included  */     


private void print(ref DirectoryInfo tempDir)                               




        foreach(FileInfo file in tempDir.GetFiles("*.pdf"))                 


            file.CopyTo("\\\\XYZ\\Phaser77\\" + file.Name);                 



    catch(Exception ee){ }                                                  


Open in new window


Accepted Solution

wint100 earned 0 total points
ID: 24833920
I ended up using a seperate class to render the report again in the IMAGE format, then sent this to the printer.
LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 24834141
Ah, ok. If that works, then great!

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
Load balancing is the method of dividing the total amount of work performed by one computer between two or more computers. Its aim is to get more work done in the same amount of time, ensuring that all the users get served faster.
Via a live example, show how to setup several different housekeeping processes for a SQL Server.
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for datatypes, explain the available data types and show how data can be passed into and out of variables.

707 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

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now