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  • Hello, i'm a beginner in, i would like to ask you guys on how do i print an external pdf file.
    the process i would like to do is:

    1: click a button
    2: opens a print view window where i can see my options for printing the file. Ex: select printer or default one,paper size, orientation, etc.

    ... thanks.


    Friday, March 24, 2017 3:18 AM

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  • i would like to ask you guys on how do i print an external pdf file.

    You use the facilities of your PDF reader.  For instance, Acrobat Reader supports a /p <filename> command line option which takes you straight to the print dialog.

    Other PDF readers will likely have a similar feature.

    You use the methods of the Process class to execute another application with a command line argument.  In particular, the Start method with the overload that includes the application name and the command line:

    • Proposed as answer by Cor Ligthert Friday, March 24, 2017 5:14 PM
    Friday, March 24, 2017 5:52 AM
  • Thank you for the help :)
    Friday, March 24, 2017 2:30 PM
  • Hi Krey214,

    Based on your description, I put one Button control in Form , the code below that you can refer to.

    Imports System.Drawing.Printing
    Public Class Form14
        Private WithEvents p_Document As PrintDocument = Nothing
        Private Sub SelectPrinterThenPrint()
            Dim PrintersDialog As New PrintDialog()
            If PrintersDialog.ShowDialog(Me) = System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK Then
                    p_Document = New PrintDocument()
                    PrintersDialog.Document = p_Document
                    AddHandler p_Document.PrintPage, AddressOf HandleOnPrintPage
                Catch CurrentException As Exception
                End Try
            End If
        End Sub
        Private Sub Button1_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
        End Sub
        Private Sub HandleOnPrintPage(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As PrintPageEventArgs) Handles p_Document.PrintPage
            Dim MorePagesPending As Boolean = False
            ' Draw everything...
            If MorePagesPending Then
                e.HasMorePages = True
                e.HasMorePages = False
            End If
        End Sub
    End Class

    Hope it is helpful to you.

    Best Regards,

    Cherry Bu

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    Monday, March 27, 2017 5:37 AM