How to: Save a Document as a Series of Images

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This example shows how to use the DXPrinting library to save a document as a series of images. The API from the table below allows you to accomplish this task.

Member Description
PrintableComponentLinkBase Initializes a new instance of the PrintableComponentLinkBase class with the default settings.
PrintableComponentLinkBase.Component Gets or sets a IPrintable user implementation printed via the current link.
PrintableComponentLinkBase.CreateDocument Creates a report using the current PrintingSystem.
ImageExportOptions Initializes a new instance of the ImageExportOptions class with the default settings.
ImageExportOptions.ExportMode Specifies whether document pages are exported to a single or multiple images.
ImageExportOptions.Format Specifies the image format for exporting a document.
ImageExportOptions.Resolution Specifies the image resolution (in DPI).
ImageExportOptions.PageRange Specifies the range of pages to be exported.
PrintingSystemBase.ExportToImage Exports a document to the specified stream as an image. Use options to specify an image format.

The following code snippet exports the document to a series of PNG images with the specified options.

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using DevExpress.XtraPrinting;
using DevExpress.XtraPrintingLinks;
using DevExpress.XtraRichEdit;
            PrintableComponentLinkBase pcl = new PrintableComponentLinkBase(new PrintingSystemBase());
            pcl.Component = ((IRichEditControl)richEditControl1).InnerControl;
            ImageExportOptions imgOptions = new ImageExportOptions();
            imgOptions.ExportMode = ImageExportMode.DifferentFiles;
            imgOptions.Format = System.Drawing.Imaging.ImageFormat.Png;
            imgOptions.Resolution = 150;
            imgOptions.PageRange = "1,3-5";
            pcl.ExportToImage("export.png", imgOptions);