how to Print a Report without Displaying in asp.net web application using reportviewer RRS feed

  • Question

  • User590786421 posted

    hi, developing a web application using visual basic 2008. i want to print a report without diplaying / preview it. Is it possible?

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:38 PM


All replies

  • User306743125 posted
    This should help you... http://blogs.msdn.com/b/brianhartman/archive/2009/02/27/manually-printing-a-report.aspx
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 11:52 PM
  • User2105670541 posted

    Yes its possible but you need to do some tweeking, i mean you need to render the report in some format like pdf, need to save it in stream and  using the print classes on .net you can print them :

    follow the steps below:

    Create a reference to the Reporting Services Web Services then get a variable reference for it:

    Dim ws As New SQLRS.ReportingService
    Dim creds As New System.Net.NetworkCredential

    Next set the authentication for the web service:

    creds.UserName = "RSUser"
    creds.Password = "SomePassword"
    ws.Credentials = creds

    Finally, set some of the web service variables for how you want the data rendered.  You don't have to set all of these, but you will have to pass them all in, so I just like to be clear about what I am doing:

    Dim result() As Byte
    Dim report As String = "/Sample Reports/Sales Order Detail"
    Dim format As String = "PDF"
    Dim historyid As String = Nothing
    Dim devinfo As String = ""
    Dim credentials() As SQLRS.DataSourceCredentials = Nothing
    Dim showhide As String = Nothing
    Dim encoding As String
    Dim mimetype As String
    Dim warnings() As SQLRS.Warning = Nothing
    Dim reporthistoryparams As SQLRS.ParameterValue() = Nothing
    Dim streamid() As String = Nothing
    Dim sh As New SQLRS.SessionHeader
    ws.SessionHeaderValue = sh

    Next, get the result from the web service:

    result = ws.Render(report, format, historyid, devinfo, parameters, _
                credentials, showhide, encoding, mimetype, reporthistoryparams, _
                warnings, streamid)

    courtsy: http://geekswithblogs.net/bsherwin/archive/2007/04/29/112094.aspx

    later when you get the result in byte array and print it with the help of code snippet below:


    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 12:01 AM
  • User590786421 posted

    thank you very much for replying.

     I can export the report to PDF and can open it. but what i want, i will not display the report. it will automatically printed when i click Print Button i a web page

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:12 AM
  • User306743125 posted
    Print local report without previewing it http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252091.aspx
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:36 AM
  • User2105670541 posted

    yes, you just save the bytes of pdf in a stream and use the link below to print it:


    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 3:10 AM