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Simple Receipt Like Printing Using the C# Printing API

, 5 Sep 2012 CPOL
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This is a simple ticket printing system that I have prepared for programmers who want to learn how to do receipt like printing.

Introduction

This is a simple ticket printing system I have developed for .NET programmers who want to see a printing demonstration. Using this system you will learn how to print any document with a custom paper size and how to operate in an object oriented environment.

Background

I was searching for a printing receipt solution all over the internet but couldn't find the exact solution. I was frustrated a little as I wouldn't be able to deliver the project on time to the client because of a lack of proper knowledge of the printing API of .NET. But fortunately I read a book where I found certain guidelines about how to print a document in a receipt like fashion so I worked a little while and found a solution.

Using the code

The articles includes a one main class Ticket:

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Drawing.Printing;
using System.Drawing;

namespace TicketingSystem
{
    public class Ticket
    {
        PrintDocument pdoc = null;
        int ticketNo;
        DateTime TicketDate;
        String Source, Destination,DrawnBy;
        float Amount;

        public int TicketNo
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.ticketNo = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.ticketNo; }
        }
        public DateTime ticketDate
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.TicketDate = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.TicketDate; }
        }

        public String source
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.Source = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.Source; }
        }
        public String destination
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.Destination = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.Destination; }
        }
        public float amount
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.Amount = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.Amount; }
        }
        public String drawnBy
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.DrawnBy = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.DrawnBy; }
        }

        public Ticket()
        {

        }
        public Ticket(int ticketNo, DateTime TicketDate, String Source, 
               String Destination, float Amount, String DrawnBy)
        {
            this.ticketNo = ticketNo;
            this.TicketDate = TicketDate;
            this.Source = Source;
            this.Destination = Destination;
            this.Amount = Amount;
            this.DrawnBy = DrawnBy;
        }
        public void print()
        {
            PrintDialog pd = new PrintDialog();
            pdoc = new PrintDocument();
            PrinterSettings ps = new PrinterSettings();
            Font font = new Font("Courier New", 15);
           

            PaperSize psize = new PaperSize("Custom", 100, 200);
            //ps.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = psize;

            pd.Document = pdoc;
            pd.Document.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = psize;
            //pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Height =320;
            pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Height = 820;

            pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Width = 520;

            pdoc.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(pdoc_PrintPage);

            DialogResult result = pd.ShowDialog();
            if (result == DialogResult.OK)
            {
                PrintPreviewDialog pp = new PrintPreviewDialog();
                pp.Document = pdoc;
                result = pp.ShowDialog();
                if (result == DialogResult.OK)
                {
                    pdoc.Print();
                }
            }

        }
        void pdoc_PrintPage(object sender, PrintPageEventArgs e)
        {
            Graphics graphics = e.Graphics;
            Font font = new Font("Courier New", 10);
            float fontHeight = font.GetHeight();
            int startX = 50;
            int startY = 55;
            int Offset = 40;
            graphics.DrawString("Welcome to MSST", new Font("Courier New", 14), 
                                new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            graphics.DrawString("Ticket No:" + this.TicketNo, 
                     new Font("Courier New", 14), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            graphics.DrawString("Ticket Date :" + this.ticketDate, 
                     new Font("Courier New", 12), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            String underLine = "------------------------------------------";
            graphics.DrawString(underLine, new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);

            Offset = Offset + 20;
            String Source= this.source; 
            graphics.DrawString("From "+Source+" To "+Destination, new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
 
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            String Grosstotal = "Total Amount to Pay = " + this.amount;

            Offset = Offset + 20;
            underLine = "------------------------------------------";
            graphics.DrawString(underLine, new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;

            graphics.DrawString(Grosstotal , new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            String DrawnBy = this.drawnBy;
            graphics.DrawString("Conductor - "+DrawnBy, new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
        }
    }
}

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I found that this is quite an easy code for printing solutions in future.

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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionCode for Print receipt/Page in Asp.net-C# PinmemberMember 995422424-Apr-14 6:34 
AnswerRe: Code for Print receipt/Page in Asp.net-C# PinprofessionalTushar Kshirsagar, Lonand12-May-14 4:39 
QuestionHow to print Company logo (Image) using this API ???????? PinmemberAzeem.17-Feb-14 11:49 
QuestionNo printout Pinmembervyx16-Jan-14 18:48 
AnswerRe: No printout Pinmembertusharit2524-Jan-14 18:18 
Generalerror PinmemberPunk Rockefeller Fatty16-Jan-14 9:25 
GeneralRe: error Pinmembertusharit2524-Jan-14 18:19 
QuestionSmall alteration PinmemberDennis_Aries17-Apr-13 5:18 
Thanks for the posting, simple but useful.
 
Some remarks:
1. You define a font in the beginning of the routine, but you omit using it later on. Instead you create a new font every time. Probably overlooked that when posting it.
2. Same applies to the brush, you create a new one every line whereas creating one for the complete routine would be better.
 
Nonetheless, very useful. Thanks again!
Dennis Aries
Arkro IT

AnswerRe: Small alteration Pinmembertusharit2525-Dec-13 4:37 
QuestionSimple Receipt Like Printing Using the C# Printing API PinmemberRuben lOuw26-Feb-13 20:42 
AnswerRe: Simple Receipt Like Printing Using the C# Printing API Pinmembertusharit2525-Dec-13 4:37 

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