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I cannot figure out how to get this code to print multiple pages. Is this the correct way to print in C#? Is there a better way to print? I have no problems with the style of code when printing one pages reports.


My Code is below.

public void invoicePostingReportPrintReportButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    if (invoicemainresults == null)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("You must create a report before you can print it");
        invoicePostingReportStartDateTimePicker.Focus();
        return;
    }
    else
    {
        foreach (var result in invoicemainresults)
        {
            _sProNumber += result.ProNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            _sLoadNumber += result.LoadNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            _sShipmentNumber += result.ShipmentNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            _sBillDate += result.BillDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            _sInvoiceCreatedDate += result.InvoiceCreatedDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            _sInvoicePostedDate += result.InvoicePostedDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            _sTotalCharges += result.TotalCharges + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            _sTotalPayments += result.TotalPayments + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            _sBalanceDue += result.BalanceDue + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
        }
    }

    // Get list of printers from Personnel table
    var getPrinters = GlobalConfig.PersonnelTable.GetByPersonCodeForPrinting(_userId);

    if (getPrinters != null)
    {
        // Verify Reports printer name is not null
        if (getPrinters.PrinterNameReports != null)
        {
            printTo = getPrinters.PrinterPathReports;

            //Create a PrintDocument object
            PrintDialog printDialog1 = new PrintDialog();

            //Add print dialog to document
            printDialog1.Document = printDocument1;

            //Add print-page event handler
            printDocument1.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(printDocument1_PrintPage);

            //Print to selected printer
            printDocument1.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printTo;

            //Print the document
            printDocument1.Print();

        }
    }

    // Clear the variables
    this._sProNumber = string.Empty;
    this._sLoadNumber = string.Empty;
    this._sShipmentNumber = string.Empty;
    this._sBillDate = string.Empty;
    this._sInvoiceCreatedDate = string.Empty;
    this._sInvoicePostedDate = string.Empty;
    this._sTotalCharges = string.Empty;
    this._sTotalPayments = string.Empty;
    this._sBalanceDue = string.Empty;
}

private void printDocument1_PrintPage(object sender, System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs e)
{
    // Add title to top of printed page for report chosen 
    if (createdRadioButton.Checked)
    {
        e.Graphics.DrawString("INVOICE CREATED DATE REPORT", new Font("Times New Roman", 24, FontStyle.Regular), Brushes.Black, new PointF(142, 10));
    }
    else if (postedRadioButton.Checked)
    {
        e.Graphics.DrawString("INVOICE POSTED DATE REPORT", new Font("Times New Roman", 24, FontStyle.Regular), Brushes.Black, new PointF(147, 10));
    }

    // Line to seperate report name and report data
    // Create pen.
    Pen ControlTextPen = new Pen(System.Drawing.Color.Black, 3);

    // Create points that define line.
    PointF point1 = new PointF(10.0F, 50.0F);
    PointF point2 = new PointF(840.0F, 50.0F);

    // Draw line to screen.
    e.Graphics.DrawLine(ControlTextPen, point1, point2);

    using (Font TNR10 = new Font("Times New Roman", 10, FontStyle.Regular))
    {
        PointF pointF1 = new PointF(10, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("PRO #", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF1);
        PointF pointF2 = new PointF(100, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("LOAD #", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF2);
        PointF pointF3 = new PointF(190, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("SHIPMENT #", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF3);
        PointF pointF4 = new PointF(280, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("BILLED", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF4);
        PointF pointF5 = new PointF(370, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("CREATED", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF5);
        PointF pointF6 = new PointF(460, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("POSTED", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF6);
        PointF pointF7 = new PointF(550, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("CHARGES", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF7);
        PointF pointF8 = new PointF(640, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("PAYMENTS", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF8);
        PointF pointF9 = new PointF(730, 70);
        e.Graphics.DrawString("DUE", TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF9);

        PointF pointF10 = new PointF(10, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sProNumber, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF10);
        PointF pointF11 = new PointF(100, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sLoadNumber, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF11);
        PointF pointF12 = new PointF(190, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sShipmentNumber, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF12);
        PointF pointF13 = new PointF(280, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sBillDate, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF13);
        PointF pointF14 = new PointF(370, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sInvoiceCreatedDate, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF14);
        PointF pointF15 = new PointF(460, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sInvoicePostedDate, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF15);
        PointF pointF16 = new PointF(550, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sTotalCharges, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF16);
        PointF pointF17 = new PointF(640, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sTotalPayments, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF17);
        PointF pointF18 = new PointF(730, 100);
        e.Graphics.DrawString(_sBalanceDue, TNR10, Brushes.Black, pointF18);
    }
}


What I have tried:

I have tried defining the page size and font size with HasMorePages.
Posted

Setting the HasMorePages property of e to true should be enough to trigger a new page. The printDocument1_PrintPage will be called again for the next page.

Every call to printDocument1_PrintPage will produce a single page. You will need to make sure you limit where you draw to that page.

Just remember to leave e.HasMorePages as false when you are finished.
 
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MIDCOPC 8-Nov-23 7:56am    
RainHat, thank you for the reply. I got it working with the code below. Not sure if this is the correct way but it is working.

public void invoicePostingReportPrintReportButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
if (invoicemainresults == null)
{
MessageBox.Show("You must create a report before you can print it");
invoicePostingReportStartDateTimePicker.Focus();
return;
}

// Get list of printers from Personnel table
var getPrinters = GlobalConfig.PersonnelTable.GetByPersonCodeForPrinting(_userId);

if (getPrinters != null && getPrinters.PrinterNameReports != null)
{
printTo = getPrinters.PrinterPathReports;

// Create a PrintDocument object
PrintDocument printDocument1 = new PrintDocument();

// Set up print settings
printDocument1.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printTo;
printDocument1.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = new PaperSize("Letter", 850, 1100);

// Set up event handler for printing
printDocument1.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(printDocument1_PrintPage);

// Calculate the number of items per page
int itemsPerPage = 30; // Adjust this value as needed

// Calculate the total number of pages
int totalPages = (int)Math.Ceiling((double)invoicemainresults.Count / itemsPerPage);

// Print each page
for (int currentPage = 1; currentPage <= totalPages; currentPage++)
{
// Set the starting and ending index for the current page
int startIndex = (currentPage - 1) * itemsPerPage;
int endIndex = Math.Min(startIndex + itemsPerPage - 1, invoicemainresults.Count - 1);

// Clear the variables
this._sProNumber = string.Empty;
this._sLoadNumber = string.Empty;
this._sShipmentNumber = string.Empty;
this._sBillDate = string.Empty;
this._sInvoiceCreatedDate = string.Empty;
this._sInvoicePostedDate = string.Empty;
this._sTotalCharges = string.Empty;
this._sTotalPayments = string.Empty;
this._sBalanceDue = string.Empty;

// Populate the variables with data for the current page
for (int i = startIndex; i <= endIndex; i++)
{
var result = invoicemainresults[i];
_sProNumber += result.ProNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
_sLoadNumber += result.LoadNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
_sShipmentNumber += result.ShipmentNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
_sBillDate += result.BillDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
_sInvoiceCreatedDate += result.InvoiceCreatedDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
_sInvoicePostedDate += result.InvoicePostedDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
_sTotalCharges += result.TotalCharges + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
_sTotalPayments += result.TotalPayments + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
_sBalanceDue += result.BalanceDue + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
}

// Print the current page
printDocument1.Print();
}
}
}
public void invoicePostingReportPrintReportButton_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
    if (invoicemainresults == null)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("You must create a report before you can print it");
        invoicePostingReportStartDateTimePicker.Focus();
        return;
    }

    // Get list of printers from Personnel table
    var getPrinters = GlobalConfig.PersonnelTable.GetByPersonCodeForPrinting(_userId);

    if (getPrinters != null && getPrinters.PrinterNameReports != null)
    {
        printTo = getPrinters.PrinterPathReports;

        // Create a PrintDocument object
        PrintDocument printDocument1 = new PrintDocument();

        // Set up print settings
        printDocument1.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printTo;
        printDocument1.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = new PaperSize("Letter", 850, 1100);

        // Set up event handler for printing
        printDocument1.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(printDocument1_PrintPage);

        // Calculate the number of items per page
        int itemsPerPage = 30; // Adjust this value as needed

        // Calculate the total number of pages
        int totalPages = (int)Math.Ceiling((double)invoicemainresults.Count / itemsPerPage);

        // Print each page
        for (int currentPage = 1; currentPage <= totalPages; currentPage++)
        {
            // Set the starting and ending index for the current page
            int startIndex = (currentPage - 1) * itemsPerPage;
            int endIndex = Math.Min(startIndex + itemsPerPage - 1, invoicemainresults.Count - 1);

            // Clear the variables
            this._sProNumber = string.Empty;
            this._sLoadNumber = string.Empty;
            this._sShipmentNumber = string.Empty;
            this._sBillDate = string.Empty;
            this._sInvoiceCreatedDate = string.Empty;
            this._sInvoicePostedDate = string.Empty;
            this._sTotalCharges = string.Empty;
            this._sTotalPayments = string.Empty;
            this._sBalanceDue = string.Empty;

            // Populate the variables with data for the current page
            for (int i = startIndex; i <= endIndex; i++)
            {
                var result = invoicemainresults[i];
                _sProNumber += result.ProNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
                _sLoadNumber += result.LoadNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
                _sShipmentNumber += result.ShipmentNumber + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
                _sBillDate += result.BillDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
                _sInvoiceCreatedDate += result.InvoiceCreatedDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
                _sInvoicePostedDate += result.InvoicePostedDate.ToShortDateString() + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
                _sTotalCharges += result.TotalCharges + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
                _sTotalPayments += result.TotalPayments + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
                _sBalanceDue += result.BalanceDue + Environment.NewLine + Environment.NewLine;
            }

            // Print the current page
            printDocument1.Print();
        }
    }
}
 
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