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A4 size receipts print using Asp.NET , C#

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Hej Experts,
I am building a web portal using asp.net and C# and i need to print some receipts on A4 size page and two copies of same receipt I am assuming a UserControl displayed twice. But can someone please help about size of Div that should be chosen in pixels.
I have had some suggesions that i should be using pdf but i do not intend to buy any pdf tools etc. I also know that A4 sizes and pixels dont have any direct link but still there must be a way to achieve above.
Any link to some useful article or working example willl be great as i have used / wasted lot of time in this already :). Thanks in advanced.
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by:Dale Burrell
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Why use pixels? Using CSS specify the size in millimetres and as A4 is 210mm*297mm it will be exact. You may then run into problems with margins though... I'd probably make the control a bit smaller in height and force a CSS page-break between the 2 controls.
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by:hussainAbid
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Hej dale_burrel,

It looks like a way to go man. But can you pleasee come with a little example on this for syntax n more understanding purpose :). For example here is my plan now:

 i can choose the outer div size to be certain millimeters as u suggested and then drop contents in and see how it goes but thing is i need to print two receipts on One page. So service person will just tear it in half and give one to customer and keep half for record ( paper saving man Greenhouse thingy ;) ) so i need to ask what is concept of line-break in ur above answer and is this a workable plan ? :)

Looking forward to hear from you.

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Dale Burrell earned 500 total points
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Something like this should do the job
<style type="text/css"">
  .A4 {
    width:210mm; /* You willmay need to reduce this to handle printer margins */
    margin:auto; /* This means it will be centred */
    height:297mm; /* You willmay need to reduce this to handle printer margins */
  }
  .LineBreak {
    page-break-before:always;
    height:1mm;
    overflow:hidden;
  }
</style>

<div class="A4">Put the first copy of the receipt here.</div>
<div class="LineBreak"></div>
<div class="A4">Put the second copy of the receipt here.</div>

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by:raaziq
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better use some reporting tools like REPORTING SERVICE. which is very easy to implement and size can be set without any issues
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by:hussainAbid
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Thanks man :).
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