1561333 - Using the InProc Report Application Server (RAS) SDK for .NET to print a report

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1561333 - Using the InProc Report Application Server (RAS) SDK for .NET to print a report

Symptom

  • The Crystal Reports SDK for .NET is not as functional and featured as the RAS SDK for .NET
  • The Crystal Reports SDK for .NET may result in printing issues such as;
    • Difficulty setting new printer
    • Setting page orientation
    • Setting page margins
    • Setting paper tray
    • and more

Environment

Resolution

  • Use the RAS SDK for .NET
  • The RAS SDK is more functional as well as better maintained
  • Use the RAS PrintOutputController as described in the code below
  • The code uses the Common Dialog Printer box
  • Hard coding the values is also possible
using CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine;
using CrystalDecisions.Shared;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ClientDoc;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.Controllers;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.CommonControls;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.CommLayer;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.CommonObjectModel;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ObjectFactory;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.DataSetConversion;
using CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.DataDefModel;
 
 public class frmMain : System.Windows.Forms.Form
 {
        CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument rpt = new CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument();
        CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ClientDoc.ISCDReportClientDocument rptClientDoc;
 ...
 
 private void btnSetPrinter_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
  {
   System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument pDoc = new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument();
            CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.Controllers.PrintReportOptions rasPROpts = new CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.Controllers.PrintReportOptions();
 
            CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.PrintOptions MYPRTOpts = new CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.PrintOptions();
   if (rdoCurrent.Checked)
   {
    pDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = cboCurrentPrinters.Text;
 
                MYPRTOpts.PrinterName = cboCurrentPrinters.Text;
                MYPRTOpts.PaperSize = (CrPaperSizeEnum)
     pDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes[cboCurrentPaperSizes.SelectedIndex].Kind;
                MYPRTOpts.PaperSource = (CrPaperSourceEnum)
     pDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSources[cboCurrentPaperTrays.SelectedIndex].Kind;
    // added the below line to verify the changes work.
                MYPRTOpts.PaperOrientation = CrPaperOrientationEnum.crPaperOrientationLandscape;
   }
   else
   {
    pDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = cboDefaultPrinters.Text;
 
                MYPRTOpts.PrinterName = cboDefaultPrinters.Text;
                MYPRTOpts.PaperSize = (CrPaperSizeEnum)
     pDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes[cboDefaultPaperSizes.SelectedIndex].Kind;
                MYPRTOpts.PaperSource = (CrPaperSourceEnum)
     pDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSources[cboDefaultPaperTrays.SelectedIndex].Kind;
   }
            rptClientDoc.PrintOutputController.ModifyPrintOptions(MYPRTOpts);
   MessageBox.Show("Printer set.", "RAS", MessageBoxButtons.OK,MessageBoxIcon.Information );
   rptClientDoc.PrintOutputController.PrintReport(rasPROpts);
   MessageBox.Show("Printing report.", "RAS", MessageBoxButtons.OK,MessageBoxIcon.Information );
  }

Keywords

In Proc Process CR2010 2010 CR4VS2010 CR4VS VS2010 NET2010 printer print , KBA , BI-DEV-NET-SDK , .NET SDK / COM SDK , How To

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1 ; SAP Crystal Reports 10.0 ; SAP Crystal Reports 2011 ; SAP Crystal Reports XI ; SAP Crystal Reports XI R2