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Printing Selected Records from a ListView Asp.NET 3.5

Posted on 2010-08-25
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Does anyone know who can implement a print functionality which would allow me to select the records I want to print and display a Print Preview page, please se this example. My page is built on ASP.NET 3.5 and VB code behind thanks

http://cphp.com/find-a-provider/

go to find a provider and choose any of them..


thanks
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you can use selecteditems of listview to control waht need to be printed and here is the example how to display preview of a document.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/ASP.NET/Q_26427571.html
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how do I use selecteditems from the listview1
<asp:ListView ID="ListView1" runat="server" DataSourceID="AccessDataSource2"  >

         <EmptyDataTemplate>
         <span></span>
        </EmptyDataTemplate>
    <GroupTemplate>
            <tr ID="itemPlaceholderContainer" runat="server">
                <td ID="itemPlaceholder" runat="server">
                </td>
            </tr>
        </GroupTemplate>
        <ItemTemplate>
        <br />
        <table runat = "server" class ="middle_box_content" ></table>
            <span style="background-color: #E0FFFF;color: #333333;">
      <b>
            <asp:Label ID="Last_NameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Last Name") %>' />
            ,
             <asp:Label ID="First_NameLabel" runat="server" 
             Text='<%# Eval("First Name") %>' />
             <br />
               <asp:Label ID="Prof_DesigantionLabel" runat="server" 
             Text='<%# Eval("Prof Designation") %>' /></b>
             </b>
             <br />
            <asp:Label ID="SpecialtyLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Specialty") %>' />
            <asp:Label ID="Specialty_2Label" runat="server" 
            Text='<%# Eval("[Specialty2]") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="AddressLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Address") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="Address2Label" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Address2") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="CityLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("City") %>' />
            ,
            <asp:Label ID="StateLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("State") %>' />
            ,
            <asp:Label ID="ZipLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Zip") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="PhoneLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Phone") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="FaxLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Fax") %>' />
            <br />
<br />
</span>
</table>
        </ItemTemplate>


        <AlternatingItemTemplate>
        
            <span style="background-color: #FFFFFF;color: #284775;">
                  <b>
            <asp:Label ID="Last_NameLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Last Name") %>' />
            ,
             <asp:Label ID="First_NameLabel" runat="server" 
             Text='<%# Eval("First Name") %>' />
             <br />
               <asp:Label ID="Prof_DesigantionLabel" runat="server" 
             Text='<%# Eval("Prof Designation") %>' /></b>
             </b>
             <br />
            <asp:Label ID="SpecialtyLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Specialty") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="Specialty_2Label" runat="server" 
            Text='<%# Eval("[Specialty2]") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="AddressLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Address") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="Address2Label" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Address2") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="CityLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("City") %>' />
            ,
            <asp:Label ID="StateLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("State") %>' />
            ,
            <asp:Label ID="ZipLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Zip") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="PhoneLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Phone") %>' />
            <br />
            <asp:Label ID="FaxLabel" runat="server" Text='<%# Eval("Fax") %>' />
            <br />
<br />
</span>
</span>
        </AlternatingItemTemplate>
   <LayoutTemplate>
            <table id="Table1" runat="server">
                <tr id="Tr1" runat="server">
                    <td id="Td1" runat="server">
                        <table ID="groupPlaceholderContainer" runat="server" border="1" 
                            style="background-color: #FFFFFF;border-collapse: collapse;border-color: #999999;border-style:none;border-width:1px;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">
                            <tr ID="groupPlaceholder" runat="server">
                            </tr>
                        </table>
                    </td>
                </tr>
                <tr id="Tr2" runat="server">
                    <td id="Td2" runat="server" 
                        style="text-align: center;background-color: #5D7B9D;font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;color: #FFFFFF">
                        <asp:DataPager ID="DataPager1" runat="server" PageSize="12">
                            <Fields>
                                <asp:NextPreviousPagerField ButtonType="Button" ShowFirstPageButton="True" 
                                    ShowLastPageButton="True" />
                            </Fields>
                        </asp:DataPager>
                    </td>
                </tr>
            </table>
        </LayoutTemplate>
        
    </asp:ListView>

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did you go over the sample site?
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by:puru1981
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yes i have been to the website. you have added checkboxes. you can use these checkboxes to identify the records need to be selected in the print preview.
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by:TonyReba
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thats the mockup site... I am right now till the point I select the checkboxes, but dont know how to show this in a page and have the print method come out...

any suggestions?
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hi anyone there?
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Is not a word document, but an html aspx page
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you can use word API to do the print preview.

secondly, you can remove the print button from the item template and use it in the form so that it will check for the selected items and then print it.
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Oh wow that sounds cool, how do I download the word api?
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word api is a com component. when you go to add reference click on COM tab you will get api in the listing.
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oh my bad
let me try that
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I added to my project now how I go about it? is there any article?
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