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C# Print Reports/Document on Server/local using Shared/local Printers

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C# Print Reports/Document on server/local using shared/local printers


This tip will give you a brief idea about how to find printers on the network on server/local and send the document to get printed within network. (Print Reports on installed Printer using IP Address and Name)


This tutorial focuses on:

  1. How to find the network printer using printer IP address and Printer Name
  2. If printer is not configured, then show the message as "Printer is not configured with IP Address and Name"
  3. How to print report using network printer runtime

Using the Code

This tutorial is basically focused on how to print the report and not on how to create it.

To create report, check the link...

Pre-requisite: Need to configure the printer on server/local.

Let’s move on to the code.

Step 1: Create New console application.

Step 2: Add System.Printing reference in your project.

Step 3: Use the below code to get the printer name:

using System.Printing;
namespace PrintApp
    class Printer
        public string CheckPrinterConfiguration(string printerIP, string printerName)
            var server = new PrintServer();
            var queues = server.GetPrintQueues(new[] 
            { EnumeratedPrintQueueTypes.Local, EnumeratedPrintQueueTypes.Connections });
            string fulllName = queues.Where(q => q.Name == printerName && 
            q.QueuePort.Name == printerIP).Select(q => q.FullName).FirstOrDefault();
            return fulllName;
  1. Get All Printers: If you want to take a list of available printers, use EnumeratedPrintQueueTypes.Local. It will get all the shared and local printers. Local printers are ("Send To OneNote 2016", "Microsoft XPS Document Writer"," Microsoft Print to PDF","Fax", etc.)
  2. Installed or Shared Printers: If you want to take installed or shared printers, use EnumeratedPrintQueueTypes.Shared.

To print report, use the below code:

public void PrintReport(string printerIP, string printerName)
            string printerFullName = CheckPrinterConfiguration(printerIP, printerName);

            if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(printerFullName))
                //create Report Document
                ReportDocument report = new ReportDocument();

                //get report path
                string reportFilePath = Path.Combine(Environment.CurrentDirectory, 
                                        "Reports\\" + rptParam.ReportParameter.ReportName + ".rpt");

                //set datasource to report

                //set Printer name to report
                report.PrintOptions.PrinterName = printerName;

                System.Drawing.Printing.PageSettings page = new System.Drawing.Printing.PageSettings();

                    //print the report
                    report.PrintToPrinter(1, true, 0, 0);
                catch (Exception ex)
                    throw ex;
                Console.WriteLine("Printer is not configured with IP: {0} 
                and Name: {1}", printerIP, printerName);


This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


About the Author

Amol B Lande
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India India
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