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Printing the Infragistics XamDataGrid (or other DataPresenterBase object) to PDF

02 Feb

In a two-step process, I was able to get Infragistics’ XamDatagrid (or any of their controls that implement DataPresenterBase) to PDF.

  1. Download GhostScript’s GhostPDL for windows (I got it from here).
  2. Use Infragistics’ Report Object to output an XPS (supported functionality)
  3. User GhostPDL to convert the XPS document to PDF
  4. Delete the temporary XPS document

Here’s the method I used successfully:

public void GeneratePdf(DataPresenterBase dataPresenterBase, string filePath) {
    dataPresenterBase.AutoFit = true;
    var reportObj = new Report();
    reportObj.Sections.Add(new EmbeddedVisualReportSection(dataPresenterBase));
    reportObj.ReportSettings.Margin = new Thickness(5, 5, 5, 5);
    reportObj.ReportSettings.PageOrientation = PageOrientation.Landscape;
    reportObj.ReportSettings.PageSize = NorthAmerica11X17;
    reportObj.ReportSettings.HorizontalPaginationMode = HorizontalPaginationMode.Scale;
    var xpsTempFile = filePath.Replace(“.pdf”, “.xps”);
    reportObj.Export(OutputFormat.XPS, xpsTempFile, false);
    dataPresenterBase.AutoFit = false;

    var p = new Process {
        StartInfo = {
            UseShellExecute = false,
            CreateNoWindow = true,
            RedirectStandardOutput = true,
            FileName = @”gxps-871.exe”,
            Arguments = string.Format(“-sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOutputFile=\”{0}\” -dNOPAUSE \”{1}\””, filePath, xpsTempFile)
        }
    };
    p.Start();
    p.StandardOutput.ReadToEnd();
    p.WaitForExit();
    File.Delete(xpsTempFile);
}

Hope this helps!

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4 Comments

Posted by on 2012/02/02 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Printing the Infragistics XamDataGrid (or other DataPresenterBase object) to PDF

  1. Hodgie

    2012/02/02 at 12:23 pm

    Thanks Jason, just one question. What is a PDF?

     
    • Me

      2012/02/03 at 1:14 am

      seriously?

       
  2. krishna

    2012/07/05 at 6:26 am

    Is there any other way to convert xps to pdf for free?

    Thanks in advance

     
  3. huntjason

    2012/07/05 at 8:14 am

    @krishna Not that I have found.

     

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