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Link.ShowPreviewDialog(IWin32Window, UserLookAndFeel) 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, using the specified look and feel settings.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraPrinting

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v23.2.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.Navigation, DevExpress.Win.Printing


public virtual void ShowPreviewDialog(
    IWin32Window owner,
    UserLookAndFeel lookAndFeel


Name Type Description
owner IWin32Window

A IWin32Window object representing the parent window for this dialog.

lookAndFeel UserLookAndFeel

A UserLookAndFeel object which specifies the look and feel settings applied to the Preview Form.


Use the ShowPreviewDialog method to invoke the PrintPreviewFormEx form and show the print preview of the document created for this link, using the specified look-and-feel settings. To show the Print Preview Form using the default UserLookAndFeel settings, use the overloaded ShowPreviewDialog method without 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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