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Hi All..Im new to Visual Basic 2008 and I'm having a really hard time figuring out how to to print all my tabs in my application. I have 5 tabs which have text boxes, labels, and combo boxes. Is there a way to print the contents of each tab and have each tab print on a separate page? Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks

 
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>Is there a way to print the contents of each tab and have each tab print on a separate page?

PrintForm control.

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PrintForm1.PrintAction = Printing.PrintAction.PrintToPrinter

For i As Integer = 0 To Me.TabControl1.TabPages.Count - 1

   Me.TabControl1.TabPages(i).Show()

   PrintForm1.Print(Me, PowerPacks.Printing.PrintForm.PrintOption.FullWindow)

Next
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Thanks a lot! It's a great start but I'm so new to VB can you tell me where that code goes :)

 
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Is there a way to just pull the raw data from the tabs without a snapshot being taken because the quality looks bad when printed... thanks

 
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>can you tell me where that code goes

Click event handler of button/menu.

>Is there a way to just pull the raw data from the tabs without a snapshot being taken because the quality looks bad when printed..

Read properties (Text or value) of controls.

 
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Sorry but can you give me more detailed code, i cant figure out how to incorporate the code

 
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>Sorry but can you give me more detailed code, i cant figure out how to incorporate the code

What did you expect it to do? Do you get any errors? Please, Show me your code.

 
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I put the code at the bottom and changed it to to print preview to test it, I have a couple different types of printing code because I was experimenting but the code you gave me is at the bottom. It works but keeps looping and I just want to print the content of each tab. Thank you

Imports System.IO
Imports System
Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports System.Drawing
Imports System.Drawing.Printing

Public Class Form1
    Inherits Form
    Private WithEvents printButton As New Button
    Private WithEvents printDocument1 As New PrintDocument

    Public Sub Form1()
        printButton.Text = "Print Form"
        Me.Controls.Add(printButton)
    End Sub

    Dim memoryImage As Bitmap

    Private Sub CaptureScreen()
        Dim myGraphics As Graphics = Me.CreateGraphics()
        Dim s As Size = Me.Size
        memoryImage = New Bitmap(s.Width, s.Height, myGraphics)
        Dim memoryGraphics As Graphics = Graphics.FromImage(memoryImage)
        memoryGraphics.CopyFromScreen(Me.Location.X, Me.Location.Y, 0, 0, s)
    End Sub

    Private Sub printDocument1_PrintPage(ByVal sender As System.Object, _
       ByVal e As System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs) Handles _
       printDocument1.PrintPage


        Dim bmp As Bitmap = New Bitmap(Me.TabControl1.TabPages(0).Width, Me.TabControl1.TabPages(0).Height)
        Me.TabControl1.TabPages(0).DrawToBitmap(bmp, Me.TabControl1.TabPages(0).Bounds)
        e.Graphics.DrawImage(bmp, 0, 0)

    End Sub


    Private Sub OpenToolStripButton_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles OpenToolStripButton.Click
        Dim IceCreamReader As StreamReader

        Dim results As DialogResult
        'Set the Open dialog properties
        With OpenFileDialog1
            .Filter = "Text Documents (*.tst)|*.tst|All Files (*.*)|*.*"
            .FilterIndex = 1
            .Title = "Demo Open File Dialog"
        End With
        results = OpenFileDialog1.ShowDialog

        If results = DialogResult.OK Then
            IceCreamReader = New StreamReader(OpenFileDialog1.FileName)

            TextBox2.Text = IceCreamReader.ReadLine()
            TextBox1.Text = IceCreamReader.ReadLine()
            cboContainers.SelectedIndex = IceCreamReader.ReadLine()
            cboIngredients.SelectedIndex = IceCreamReader.ReadLine()

            IceCreamReader.Close()
        End If
    End Sub

    Private Sub SaveToolStripButton_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles SaveToolStripButton.Click

        Dim IceCreamWriter As StreamWriter


        Dim results As DialogResult
        'Set the Save dialog properties
        With SaveFileDialog1
            .DefaultExt = "tst"
            .Filter = "Text Documents (*.tst)|*.tst|All Files (*.*)|*.*"
            .FilterIndex = 1
            .OverwritePrompt = True
            .Title = "Demo Save File Dialog"
        End With
        results = SaveFileDialog1.ShowDialog

        If results = DialogResult.OK Then

            IceCreamWriter = New StreamWriter(SaveFileDialog1.FileName, False)


            IceCreamWriter.WriteLine(TextBox2.Text)
            IceCreamWriter.WriteLine(TextBox1.Text)
            IceCreamWriter.WriteLine(cboContainers.SelectedIndex)
            IceCreamWriter.WriteLine(cboIngredients.SelectedIndex)

            IceCreamWriter.Close()
        End If
    End Sub

    Private Sub NewToolStripButton_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles NewToolStripButton.Click
        Dim intResult As DialogResult

        intResult = _
        MsgBox(("Do you want to save your document?"), MsgBoxStyle.YesNoCancel, "New Form")
        Select Case intResult

            Case Windows.Forms.DialogResult.No
                TextBox1.Text = ""
                TextBox2.Text = ""
                cboContainers.SelectedIndex = 0
                cboIngredients.SelectedIndex = 0


            Case Windows.Forms.DialogResult.Yes

                Dim IceCreamWriter As StreamWriter


                Dim results As DialogResult
                'Set the Save dialog properties
                With SaveFileDialog1
                    .DefaultExt = "tst"
                    .Filter = "Text Documents (*.tst)|*.tst|All Files (*.*)|*.*"
                    .FilterIndex = 1
                    .OverwritePrompt = True
                    .Title = "Demo Save File Dialog"
                End With
                results = SaveFileDialog1.ShowDialog

                If results = DialogResult.OK Then

                    IceCreamWriter = New StreamWriter(SaveFileDialog1.FileName, False)


                    IceCreamWriter.WriteLine(TextBox2.Text)
                    IceCreamWriter.WriteLine(TextBox1.Text)
                    IceCreamWriter.WriteLine(cboContainers.SelectedIndex)
                    IceCreamWriter.WriteLine(cboIngredients.SelectedIndex)

                    IceCreamWriter.Close()
                End If
        End Select
    End Sub

    Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        CaptureScreen()
        printDocument1.Print()
    End Sub


    Public Shared Sub Main()
        Application.Run(New Form1())
    End Sub


    Private Sub Button2_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button2.Click
        PrintForm1.Print(Me, PowerPacks.Printing.PrintForm.PrintOption.Scrollable)
    End Sub


    Private Sub PrintToolStripButton_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles PrintToolStripButton.Click

        PrintForm1.PrintAction = Printing.PrintAction.PrintToPreview

        For i As Integer = 0 To Me.TabControl1.TabPages.Count - 1

            Me.TabControl1.TabPages(i).Show()

            PrintForm1.Print(Me, PowerPacks.Printing.PrintForm.PrintOption.FullWindow)

        Next

    End Sub
  
End Class
 
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