I’m using VB.Net 2008 application program.

I’m using DataGridView. I have a Print option where i need to print the DataGridView.

I’m using this code for Printing and for Print Preview.

Dim MyDataGridViewPrinter As DataGridViewPrinter

    Private Function SetupThePrinting() As Boolean
        Dim MyPrintDialog As PrintDialog = New PrintDialog()

        MyPrintDialog.AllowCurrentPage = False
        MyPrintDialog.AllowPrintToFile = False
        MyPrintDialog.AllowSelection = False
        MyPrintDialog.AllowSomePages = True
        MyPrintDialog.PrintToFile = False
        MyPrintDialog.ShowHelp = False
        MyPrintDialog.ShowNetwork = False

        PrintDocument1.PrinterSettings = MyPrintDialog.PrinterSettings
        PrintDocument1.DefaultPageSettings.Margins = New Margins(10, 10, 10, 10)

               MyDataGridViewPrinter = New DataGridViewPrinter(DataGridView1, PrintDocument1, False, True, "Price Manager", New Font("Tahoma", 18, FontStyle.Bold, GraphicsUnit.Point), Color.Black, True)
        Return True
    End Function

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

            more = MyDataGridViewPrinter.DrawDataGridView(e.Graphics)
            If more Then e.HasMorePages = True
        Catch Ex As Exception
        End Try
    End Sub

    ' The Print Preview Button
    Private Sub btnPrintPreview_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnPrintPreview.Click
        If SetupThePrinting() Then
            Dim MyPrintPreviewDialog As PrintPreviewDialog = New PrintPreviewDialog()
            MyPrintPreviewDialog.Document = PrintDocument1
        End If
    End Sub

    ' The Print Button
    Private Sub btnPrint_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles btnPrint.Click
        If SetupThePrinting() Then PrintDocument1.Print()
    End Sub

Attached the class i'm using for print.

I have 10 fields showing in datagridview. As the last 5 columns header is long, the datagridview is not fitting inside 1 page (not showing all 10 fields in one single page). But is there a way i can "Text Wrap" the top header column and lock in the width, then it should print across one page perfectly.

I searched a lot, but I couldn’t find it.

If you know how i can "Text Wrap" the top header column and lock in the width to print across one page, please help me. If you can provide an example, that will be so helpful.

Thanks in advance.

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Have you tried printing using landscape orientation?

Thanks Oxiegen for your help.

i tried as you mentioned. but its not showing in landscape format.

Is there a way i can print this in Landscape format, so entire columns will be fit in one page?

this is the code used in class for checking Landscape. but when i try both, it shows same page format.

'Claculating the PageWidth and the PageHeight.
        If Not ThePrintDocument.DefaultPageSettings.Landscape Then
            PageHeight = ThePrintDocument.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Width
            PageWidth = ThePrintDocument.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Height
            PageWidth = ThePrintDocument.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Width
            PageHeight = ThePrintDocument.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Height
        End If

Is it possible? If you know how to print this in Landscape format, please help me. if you can provide an example, that will be so helpful.

Thanks in advance.

This is how you set the orientation to landscape.

Dim settings As New System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings
settings.DefaultPageSettings.Landscape = True 'This is the key

'And to retain those margins you're setting
settings.DefaultPageSettings.Margins = New Margins(10, 10, 10, 10)

PrintDocument1.PrinterSettings = settings
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