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Printing Silverlight UI
Description In this article I am going to explain how to print a Silverlight UI   No. of Views     966
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Author Rahul Saxena   Posted On     27 Aug 2011
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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" 






    d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="400" Width="400" Height="300" xmlns: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" /> 



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() 





        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.

Image 1.

 When we click on print button.

Image 2.



About Author

About Author Rahul shows great interests in working with Microsoft technologies. He specializes in the implementation of DataBase & Graphics. His area of expertise includes: C#, ASP.NET,ADO.NET,Windows Forms & Web Services. He hails from background , Master's in Computer Application. With programming he loves photography, traveling and reading books. Rahul Saxena
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