printing the contents of datagridview as a bill using dotmatrix printer RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am doing a project for a provisional shop using the customer buy different products , i want to issue a bill for the purchased products .I am using a datagridview to enter the product details like Product Name,Quantity,Rate,Total amount and the sub total af all at the last row of a datagridview.I need to print through a dotmatrix printer for fast printing in a 80 column paper (It can also be 132 column paper).I do not want a print dialog to pop up for every bill which is to be printed which will be a tedious work .How can i do this.I have got enough examples to print the contents of datagridview where i need to select the printer and paper settings for each bill printing which will be very difficult in a provisional store.The format of bill to be printed is given below

    Please help


                                                               ABC STORE

                                                           No.2,9th phase


    Sl.No               Product Name                           Quantity                      Rate                  Amount

    1                     Pen                                                1                                15.00                  15.00

    2                     Pencil                                             2                                  3.00                    6.00


                                                                                                              Total:                       21.00

    Rupees Twenty One only


    • Moved by Paul Zhou Friday, February 18, 2011 7:39 AM not supported (From:Visual C# General)
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 12:59 PM

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  • Look into Microsoft ReportViewer control.. The same datasource you use to populate your DGV can be used to populate a report.. Sure, it will take some time getting used to the report controls (Matrix, Table, etc etc) but in the end the report viewer gives you print,zoom,formating,export to doc/pdf/xls... all built in..


    Just a suggestion.

    • Proposed as answer by Paul Zhou Friday, February 18, 2011 7:35 AM
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 1:46 PM
  • Hi Aadidev,


    Welcome to the MSDN forum!


    I am moving your thread to “Visual Studio Report Controls” forum so that you may get more useful information. There are more related experts in that forum.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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    Friday, February 18, 2011 7:38 AM