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Printing Silverlight UI

Posted by Rahul Saxena Articles | Silverlight with C# April 09, 2010
In this article I am going to explain how to print a Silverlight UI
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Printing is one of the most required features in a business application. Silverlight comes with a print API that can be used to print a Silverlight page, a Silverlight control and any part of a Silverlight user interface.

In this application, I am going to show how to make a printout of our UI in Silverlight. This is my XAML code which will create my UI to print. Here I have a print button that when clicked, a print dialog box appears.

 

We can also take the print of a part of our UI by passing the Id of that area like Grid/Canvas etc.

 

args.PageVisual = LayoutRoot; //Id of control to print

 

<UserControl x:Class="PrintInSilverlight.MainPage"

    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"

    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"

    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"

    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"

    mc:Ignorable="d"

    d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="400" Width="400" Height="300" xmlns:sdk="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation/sdk">

 

    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">

        <Button Content="Submit" Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="110,141,0,0" Name="button1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="75" />       

        <TextBox Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Right" Margin="0,57,170,0" Name="textBox1" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="120" />

        <TextBlock Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="29,57,0,0" Name="textBlock1" Text="Name" VerticalAlignment="Top" />

        <TextBlock Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="29,103,0,0" Name="textBlock2" Text="Address" VerticalAlignment="Top" />

        <TextBox Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="110,103,0,0" Name="textBox2" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="120" />

        <Button Content="Print" Height="23" HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="301,12,0,0" Name="button2" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="75" Click="button2_Click" />

    </Grid>

</UserControl>

 

This is .cs code

 

using System;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using System.Linq;

using System.Net;

using System.Windows;

using System.Windows.Controls;

using System.Windows.Documents;

using System.Windows.Input;

using System.Windows.Media;

using System.Windows.Media.Animation;

using System.Windows.Shapes;

using System.Windows.Printing;

 

namespace PrintInSilverlight

{

    public partial class MainPage : UserControl

    {

        public MainPage()

        {

            InitializeComponent();

        }

 

        private void button2_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)

        {            

            // create an instance of PrintDocument

            PrintDocument document = new PrintDocument();

            // tell the API what to print

            document.PrintPage += (s, args) =>

            {

                args.PageVisual = LayoutRoot;

            };           

            document.Print("Print In Silverlight");

        }

    }

}

 

When you run application UI will look like this.

 

Print1.JPG 


Image 1.

 

When we click on print button.

 

Print2.JPG 


Image 2.

 
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