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Help with exporting data from DataGrid View to PDF format

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Hi,

How do you export data from DataGridView to PDF format using VB.NET?

Thanks,

Victor
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by:ElrondCT
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Probably the easiest way would be to create output using Crystal Reports, then use its PDF export function. So you wouldn't be directly going from the DataGridView to PDF, but you'd send the DataTable to CR to create the report, then use code something like the following to create the PDF:

Imports CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine
Imports CrystalDecisions.Shared
Imports System.IO

                crDiskFileDestinationOptions = New DiskFileDestinationOptions
                crExportOptions = rptOut.ExportOptions
                'Export to PDF
                sfdReport.DefaultExt = ".pdf"
                sfdReport.Filter = "Portable Document Format (*.pdf)|*.pdf|All files (*.*)|*.*"
                'set the required report ExportOptions properties
                With crExportOptions
                    .DestinationOptions = crDiskFileDestinationOptions
                    .ExportDestinationType = ExportDestinationType.DiskFile
                    .ExportFormatType = ExportFormatType.PortableDocFormat
                End With
                dlgResult = sfdReport.ShowDialog
                If dlgResult = DialogResult.Cancel Then
                    Exit Sub
                End If
                crDiskFileDestinationOptions.DiskFileName = sfdReport.FileName
               Try
                   ' Export the report
                   rptOut.Export()
                   MsgBox("Report exported successfully.")
               Catch err As Exception
                   MsgBox(err.Message.ToString)
               End Try

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by:vcharles
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Hi,

Where in the code are you sending data from the DataTable to CR to create the report?

Thanks,

Victor
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ElrondCT earned 2000 total points
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I'm not showing the creation of a report. I'm just showing how, after you've created a report, you can send it to PDF.

A good introduction to creating a Crystal Report in VB is at http://www.emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2006/09/Feeding-Crystal-Reports-from-your-application.aspx (Eric Moreau, the author, is a regular here on EE). A follow-up column, http://www.emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2006/10/Crystal-Reports--Part-II.aspx, actually has a more succinct way to output the report to PDF.
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by:vcharles
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Thank You.
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