How does Printing work in VB.NET2010 (Visual Studio 2010)?
Posted on 2011-04-24
Hi, I'm using VB.NET2010, WinForms (from the complete Visual Studio2010 package).
I've asked a few questions about "Printing" in VB.NET2010 here on this forum, but I'm still a bit puzzled how the PrintDocument, PrintPreview and other printing objects actually work. Can someone please explain the process of how to set-up printing on one of your Forms (start to finish), or better yet can you provide a tutorial (preferably a video, if available) that will explain the way these objects can be used to print the contents of different data objects, like Textboxes, DataGridViews, Reports, etc.
I've always been surprised how poorly Microsoft documents their printing mechanisms. Its almost like printing wasn't a necessary part of real-world applications. How do you provide the end-user with printed deliverables?