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Link.ShowPreviewDialog(IWin32Window) Method

Invokes the Print Preview Form, which modally shows the print preview of the document for this link as a child of the specified parent window.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v23.1.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Printing


public virtual void ShowPreviewDialog(
    IWin32Window owner


Name Type Description
owner IWin32Window

A IWin32Window object representing the parent window for this dialog.


Use the ShowPreviewDialog method to invoke the PrintPreviewFormEx form and show the print preview of the document created for this link, using the default look-and-feel settings of the current project. To show the Print Preview Form using any particular UserLookAndFeel settings, use the overloaded ShowPreviewDialog method with the lookAndFeel parameter.

Note that if the link’s document hasn’t been created (the Link.CreateDocument method hasn’t been called for it), then calling the ShowPreviewDialog will create it first. Consequently, if a document was created prior to calling the ShowPreviewDialog method, and nothing was changed that may force its re-creation, the ShowPreviewDialog method doesn’t re-create it, so you need to manually call the Link.CreateDocument method, if required.

The image below displays the standard Print Preview form.


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