Sunday, January 14, 2018

Print the document to a specific printer


In one of my previous posts, I have discussed how to download and print a remote file. Here is the blog link

The solution in the above post will print the file to the default printer and recently I was working on a modification where I have to print the file to a specific printer instead of the default printer and couple of readers of my blog post also asked how to do this, so I would like to share today the solution for it.

I was checking online to modify my old solution to print to a specific printer and few suggested to me to use the arguments property of the ProcessStartInfo and also the below MSDN example suggests the same, but unfortunately, I was not successful using that property.


To solve this issue I have found another solution which is to use the Print Document and in fact, I think this is an easy solution when compared to the other solution in my previous post.

Below is the function for it.

PROCEDURE PrintFile@1000000018(FilePath@1000000002 : Text[250]);


PrinterName@1240060002 : Text;

PrintDocument@1240060003 : DotNet "'System.Drawing, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'.System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument";

PrinterSettings@1240060004 : DotNet "'System.Drawing, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a'.System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings";


PrinterName := 'MF8200C Series';

PrintDocument := PrintDocument.PrintDocument;

PrintDocument.DocumentName := FilePath;

PrinterSettings := PrinterSettings.PrinterSettings;

PrinterSettings.PrinterName := PrinterName;

PrintDocument.PrinterSettings := PrinterSettings;




If you have any other tips or suggestions, please do share them in the comments below.


Arndt Loermann said...

Hey Suresh Kulla, thank you for your post. we try it out with txt files and pdf file, but the output is only a white paper with some black points in the header and footer area of the output.

any idea for solution or what we can check to print the files correctly ?

thank you in advance
Arndt Loermann

Suresh Kulla said...


I ran into same issue for some printers, I will review and let you know if i find a solution.


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Tizer said...

Hi mate,
Your code for this help me a lot.

Can you tell me why I can't access my printer? Says "A call to System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument.Print failed with this message: Settings to access printer 'xxxxx' are not valid.

There is anything that you can tell me in order to fix it?

Rishi said...

Hi Suresh,

Thanks a lot for sharing this great Blog.
Could you please share the solution of White Paper Issue which is shared by @Arndt Loermann.
It would be very useful for all of us.

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