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# printDocument in vb.net

Posted on 2013-01-22
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Here is my code:

Dim printDocument1 As New PrintDocument()
Dim Printd As New PrintDialog()
Dim res As DialogResult = Printd.ShowDialog()

printDocument1.DocumentName = "c:\TEMP\TestT.rtf"                            Printd.Document = printDocument1
Printd.AllowSomePages = True
Printd.ShowHelp = True

If (res = DialogResult.OK) Then
printDocument1.Print()
End If

When it print just printing with blank paper.
What iam doing wrong?
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Question by:Nettodotnet
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ID: 38806218
What are you trying to print?
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Expert Comment

ID: 38806248
Have you checked the contents of file at 'c:\TEMP\TestT.rtf'
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Author Comment

ID: 38806256
kaufmed : Iam trying to print a rtf file.
AmanBhullar: yes it has 2 pages content.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38806317
With PrintDocument you have to do all of the drawing to the page yourself. What you are attempting to do now will not work. You can certainly do the work to print the RTF document using PrintDocument if you like, but I think you would find it easier to use the Process class and pass the "Print" verb.

e.g.

Dim printer As New System.Diagnostics.Process()

printer.StartInfo.FileName = "C:\path\to\file.rtf"
printer.StartInfo.Verb = "Print"
printer.Start()

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Author Comment

ID: 38806510
I try with below code too...
Dim p As New Process
p.StartInfo.FileName = "C:\\TEMP\TestT.rtf"
'p.StartInfo.WindowStyle = Diagnostics.ProcessWindowStyle.Hidden
p.StartInfo.Verb = "print"
p.Start()

This is working fine on my local box ..But when i deployed into teat server this is not working.
Printing is not working.
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Expert Comment

ID: 38806673
Are you running the application as a user who has access to that path?
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Author Comment

ID: 38806842
Iam creating a TEMP file under each user:
C:\\TEMP\TestT.rtf"
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Accepted Solution

Nettodotnet earned 0 total points
ID: 38815454
I figured out it:
here are the steps:

Converting RTF to PDF by using 3rd party DLL's.
Lading pdf into IFRAME
Printing from the IFRAME.
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Author Closing Comment

ID: 38830325
i reasearched my self
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