How does word print all the content of the page? what is the mechanism? I just need a head start , how to print something that is not shown on the screen?
thanks in advance
Im not sure if this is what you want but,
What you have to do is create a dummy form that's the size of the control you want to print then add the control to the dummy form and show the form and print the control on the dummy.
Here is how i did it:
private void printDocument1_PrintPage(object sender, System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs e)
Bitmap image = new Bitmap(dataGridView1.Width, dataGridView1.Height);
Form f = new Form();
//add datagridview to the form
//set the size of the form to the size of the datagridview
f.Size = dataGridView1.Size;
//draw the datagridview to the bitmap
dataGridView1.DrawToBitmap(image, new Rectangle(0, 0, dataGridView1.Width, dataGridView1.Height));
//dispose the form
e.Graphics.DrawImage(image, 0, 0);
This will print dataGridView1, even if its not seen on the form.