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    Resolved [RESOLVED] VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Is it in any way possible to take the contents contained in a VS2008 Print object (Graphics and Text) and create either
    an MS Word document, PDF File Or A Jpeg image from these contents?

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Jpeg image, no problem.
    MS Word document or PDF File are more complicated

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Thanks .paul jgeg image will suffice, any idea where i can get some help on how to do this?

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    ok. show me your print code + i'll show you how to create a jpeg from that.

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    If you want a PDF you can install CUTEPDF - it's free - and it appears as a "printer" on the machine.

    Now you can create a PDF as simple as printing to an actual printer.

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Hi .paul

    Here is a shortened version of the print code:

    Private Sub PrintDocument1_PrintPage(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs) Handles PrintDocument1.PrintPage

    'This Is where The Printing Takes Place



    'Print The Graphics Image onto the page
    '--------------------------------------
    Dim Img As Image = Image.FromFile(Application.StartupPath & "\Graphics\" & Doc_GraphicsImageToPrint)
    Dim UlCorner As New Point(0, 0)
    e.Graphics.DrawImage(Img, UlCorner)


    Dim PrintFont As New Font("Arial", 12,FontStyle.Bold, GraphicsUnit.Pixel, Nothing)


    For I = 1 to Grid.Rows-1

    e.Graphics.DrawString(Grid.Cell(I,1).Text, PrintFont, Brushes.Black,Grid.Cell(I,2).Text, Grid.Cell(I,3).Text)

    Next

    End Sub

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Hi szlamany

    Thanks for your reply, i have something similar called PDF24 which works well.
    The problem is that users are complaining that they have to first select the printer, then create the PDF and then save it and only then can they e mail it.
    What i am hoping to achieve is if they don't want to print the page but rather e mail it directly then the user clicks on a button, the page is then transformed into a PDF
    or jpeg file which the program can now automatically attach to an e mail and send it directly

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Yeah - I know the problem. Selecting a file name "programatically" for a printed PDF can be a real chore - I've faced that myself.

    If jpg works for you - then that might be the best choice. I've not done that myself - I'm sure someone will come along with some code for doing that...
    Last edited by szlamany; Sep 24th, 2013 at 10:32 AM.

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Hi all .paul said that this was possible in jpeg format, does anyone have any idea as to how i could do this?

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Code:
    Private Sub PrintToJPeg()
    
        Dim pd As New Printing.PrintDocument
    
        Dim outputImg As New Bitmap(pd.DefaultPageSettings.Bounds.Width, pd.DefaultPageSettings.Bounds.Height)
        Dim gr As Graphics = Graphics.FromImage(outputImg)
        gr.Clear(Color.White)
    
        'This Is where The Printing Takes Place
    
    
    
        'Print The Graphics Image onto the page
            '--------------------------------------
        Dim Img As Image = Image.FromFile(Application.StartupPath & "\Graphics\" & Doc_GraphicsImageToPrint)
        Dim UlCorner As New Point(0, 0)
        gr.DrawImage(Img, UlCorner)
    
    
        Dim PrintFont As New Font("Arial", 12, FontStyle.Bold, GraphicsUnit.Pixel, Nothing)
    
    
        For I = 1 To Grid.Rows - 1
    
            gr.DrawString(Grid.Cell(I, 1).Text, PrintFont, Brushes.Black, Grid.Cell(I, 2).Text, Grid.Cell(I, 3).Text)
    
        Next
    
        outputImg.Save("filename", Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Jpeg)
    
    End Sub

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    Re: VB.NET Print Object To MS Word Or PDF

    Hi .paul

    Many thanks for your reply, it works very well, Cheers have a good weekend

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