1578314 - How to ensure a report using custom paper size uses correct paper on any computer

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1578314 - How to ensure a report using custom paper size uses correct paper on any computer

Symptom

  • ReportDocument.PrintOptions.PaperSize = PaperSize.PaperEnvelopeC6 does guarantee the correct size will be set

Cause

  • Crystal Reports saves the paper size Enum internally
  • An Enum paper size is machine dependent and thus may not be correct on different computers and printers

Resolution

  • There are two solutions

1) Determine the correct Enum on each computer and then set the paper size to it:

Dim crReportDocument As New CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.ReportDocument()
crReportDocument.Load("C:\Crystal\myReport.rpt")
crReportDocument.PaperSize = <the ENUM>
  • To determine the correct ENUM, use code as described in Microsoft KBase article Q282474
  • A sample application using the code is atttached to this KBase

2) Using the code bellow, find the ENUM by searching for the Name of the custom paper size:

 Dim doctoprint As New System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument()
            doctoprint.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = "YourPrinterName" '(ex. "Epson SQ-1170 ESC/P 2")
            For i = 0 To doctoprint.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes.Count - 1
                Dim rawKind As Integer
                If doctoprint.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes(i).PaperName = "MyCustomFormatName" Then
                    rawKind = CInt(doctoprint.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes(i).GetType().GetField("kind", Reflection.BindingFlags.Instance Or                    
Reflection.BindingFlags.NonPublic).GetValue(doctoprint.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes(i)))
                    oRpt.PrintOptions.PaperSize = rawKind
                    Exit For
                End If
            Next
' Assign the ENUM to the report's PaperSize property (see solution (1) above)

Keywords

KBA , BI-DEV-NET-SDK , .NET SDK / COM SDK , How To

Product

Crystal Reports 2008 V1

Attachments

DEVCAP.zip