Print Suite .Net • How To Use It


A. Printing with DocumentDesigner
  1. Add DocumentDesigner component onto your form
  2. Add needed print provider components (for instance, WatermarkProvider and TextProvider)
  3. Choose Document property of DocumentDesigner component and click the ellipsis button to open document editor
  4. Click the New button from the Section group
  5. Change name of added section if you want
  6. Select Page item of added document section
  7. Click the Add button from the Provider group
  8. In the opened provider list choose your WatermarkProvider component and click Add button to add it to the Page list
  9. Select Content item of added document section
  10. Click the Add button from the Provider group
  11. In the opened provider list choose your TextProvider component and click Add button to add it to the Content list
  12. If you need more providers in current section, repeat steps 6-11 for other providers
  13. If you need more sections in your document, repeat steps 4-11 for other sections and providers
  14. Click OK button of the document editor to save new document structure
  15. Customize your print providers (add watermark graphics, text, and so on)
  16. Print your document with Print or PrintDialog methods of DocumentDesigner component
If you need preview...
  1. Add PrintPreviewControl onto your form
  2. Link it with DocumentDesigner by Preview property of DocumentDesigner
If you want to control print and preview with easy...
  1. Add PreviewToolbar and PreviewStatusBar controls onto your form
  2. Link them all using DocumentDesigner and StatusBar properties of PreviewToolbar and DocumentDesigner and Toolbar properties of PreviewStatusBar

B. Printing without DocumentDesigner
  1. Add any print provider component onto your form
  2. Add ProviderToDocument component onto your form
  3. Link them using PrintProvider property of ProviderToDocument
  4. Customize your PrintProvider
  5. Print your document with Print method of ProviderToDocument
If you need preview...
  1. Add PrintPreviewControl onto your form
  2. Link it with ProviderToDocument by Document property of PrintPreviewControl

C. Using your old print jobs implemented with PrintDocument
  1. Add DocumentToProvider component onto the form contained your PrintDocument component
  2. Link DocumentToProvider and PrintDocument by PrintDocument property of DocumentToProvider component
  3. Use your DocumentToProvider component with or without DocumentDesigner as described in the A and B sections above