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PrintTool.ShowPreview() Method

Invokes the standard Print Preview form showing the document that is created from a source (report or link) assigned to the PrintTool.

Namespace:DevExpress.XtraPrinting
Assembly:DevExpress.XtraPrinting.v17.2.dll

Expanded Syntax

Expanded Remarks

Use the ShowPreview method to invoke the Print Preview form showing a report document.

The ShowPreview method internally generates a report document, if it is has not yet been created.

If the document has already been created when you call the ShowPreview method, it will not be re-created. For this reason, if the report has been changed, call the DevExpress.XtraReports.UI.XtraReport.CreateDocument or Link.CreateDocument method prior to calling the ShowPreview method.

After closing the Print Preview form, it is required to explicitly dispose of the document source (report or link) assigned to the PrintTool.

The options of the Print Preview form are available via the PreviewForm property.

Expanded Example

In Windows Forms applications, you can show a document's Print Preview by using the following methods of the ReportPrintTool: ShowPreview and ShowPreviewDialog.

This code will work in your application after you create a new report in it (named XtraReport1) and handle the Load event of the application's main form.

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