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);







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Question by:wint100
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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){ }                                                  


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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.
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Expert Comment

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

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