ChartControl.ShowPrintPreview() Method

Invokes the Print Preview Form, which shows the print preview of the chart.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraCharts

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraCharts.v21.1.UI.dll

Declaration

public void ShowPrintPreview()

Remarks

The Print Preview form displays the chart as it will appear when printed. To print the chart, use the ChartControl.Print method and to export it, use the appropriate ExportTo~ method (e.g. ChartControl.ExportToHtml, ChartControl.ExportToPdf, etc.)

Note

The chart can be previewed, printed or exported only if the XtraPrinting Library is available. To verify this, use the ChartControl.IsPrintingAvailable property.

Example

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.

Note

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");
        return;
    }
    // Open the Preview window.
    chart.ShowPrintPreview();
}

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");
        return;
    }
    // Print.
    chart.Print();
}
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