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Hi

I'm new to C#

I'm looping through my windows forms using printform from the visual basic powerpack (even though coded in c#) to print them.  I'm getting a message pop up for each form saying "print page 1 of ..."  I'd like to stop this message from popping up and then show my own message after all have been printed.

I tried setting PrintController = new StandardPrintController();  but this only works for printDocument and not printForm by the looks of it.  

Is there any turning this message off when using printform?

Thanks in advance!
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I just opened up a reflector and checked.  Interally, PrintForm is also using PrintDocument.  Unfortunately, the PrintDocument is a private variable.  I tired setting it using reflection.  Please check the attached code.  It works if you are printing to a printer.  If you are printing to a preview, it still shows the dialog.  It sounds like the PrintPreviewDialog also has its own PrintController.  You can open up the reflector and check.
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Reflection;
using Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing;
using System.Drawing.Printing;

namespace PrintFormTest
{
    public partial class Form1 : Form
    {
        public Form1()
        {
            InitializeComponent();
        }

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {
            printForm1.PrintAction = System.Drawing.Printing.PrintAction.PrintToPrinter;

            Type t = typeof(PrintForm);
            FieldInfo fi = t.GetField("_m_PrintDoc", BindingFlags.NonPublic | BindingFlags.GetField | BindingFlags.Instance);
            PrintDocument pd = fi.GetValue(printForm1) as PrintDocument;
            pd.PrintController = new StandardPrintController();

            printForm1.Print();
        }

    }
}

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That does the job perfectly!  Much appreciated!
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