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Is there a way to convert a printdocument to a bitmap?

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I have a print document that prints 15 individual pages to the printer.  I would like to use the same code to print the document to bitmaps.  My ultimate goal is to create a powerpoint presentation using the individual pages as pictures.  I already know how to automate powerpoint but need some direction for creating bitmaps of the pages.  I do know how to create bitmaps with code, but am looking for the best method of using the code to send the pages to the printer or create a powerpoint presentation. Right now, I create the document and then use Pd.print (Dim pd As New PrintDocument) to send the document to the printer.  Is there some way to send the PD.print to bitmaps instead?  
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Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
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You draw on the graphics supplied via the "e" parameter in the PrintPage() event right?

Just pass that to a routine that accepts a graphics.  This way both the PrintPage() event can use and you can pass it a graphics from an image:

        Private Sub PD_PrintPage(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs) Handles PD.PrintPage
            DrawingRoutine(e.Graphics)
    End Sub
 
    ...
        Dim bmp As New Bitmap(someWidth, someHeight)
        Dim G As Graphics = Graphics.FromImage(bmp)
        DrawingRoutine(G)
        G.Dispose()
 
    Private Sub DrawingRoutine(ByVal g As Graphics)

    End Sub
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by:GCCal
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Oh yes, I see how that will work.  Many thanks and I will try it out in my application.

MERRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR Idle_Mind.
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