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ChartControl.Print() Method

Prints the chart.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v22.2.UI.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Charts


public void Print()


Use this method to print the chart using current printing settings. The current printing settings are specified by the ChartControl.OptionsPrint property of the chart.

To verify that the chart can be printed, check the ChartControl.IsPrintingAvailable property’s value.


The following example demonstrates how to print a ChartControl, or show its Print Preview. To do this, you should use either the ChartControl.Print or ChartControl.ShowPrintPreview methods.


A chart can be printed and previewed only if the XtraPrinting Library is available. To verify that printing the chart is possible, use the ChartControl.IsPrintingAvailable property.

When printing a chart, the current print settings will be used to represent a chart. Note that you can access and change these settings via the ChartControl.OptionsPrint property. End-users manually select the printer settings by clicking the Customize toolbar button (PrintPreviewBar.Customize) in a chart’s preview, and setting the required options in the Printable Component Editor.

using DevExpress.XtraCharts;
// ...

private void ShowChartPreview(ChartControl chart) {
    // Check whether the ChartControl can be previewed.
    if (!chart.IsPrintingAvailable) {
        MessageBox.Show("The 'DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v7.2.dll' is not found", "Error");
    // Open the Preview window.

private void PrintChart(ChartControl chart) {
    // Check whether the ChartControl can be printed.
    if (!chart.IsPrintingAvailable) {
        MessageBox.Show("The 'DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v7.2.dll' is not found", "Error");
    // Print.
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