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How to: Show a Print Preview Form for a Workbook

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This example demonstrates how to use the DevExpress Printing Library to show a Print Preview for a document loaded into a Workbook instance (workbook, in this example). To do this, follow the steps below:

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using DevExpress.Spreadsheet;
using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;

// Invoke the Print Preview dialog for the workbook.
using (PrintingSystem printingSystem = new PrintingSystem()) {
    using (PrintableComponentLink link = new PrintableComponentLink(printingSystem)) {
        link.Component = workbook;

Calculate Formulas Before Print Operation

The default calculation mode for a Workbook is Manual. This mode implies that the Spreadsheet does not calculate formulas before it generates a printout. Call the Workbook.Calculate or Workbook.CalculateFull method to calculate all formulas in the workbook.

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