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Silently printing SSRS, RDL and RDLC reports programmatically in c# without preview

This section describes how to programmatically print a report without viewing in the report viewer. This can be achieved by exporting a report into a PDF format using the Report Writer and resultant stream, which is used in the PdfDocumentView for printing.


You can create a simple Report Writer sample in WPF with the help of below Getting Started documentation. The following code snippet is used to export an RDLC report to a PDF document.


string reportPath = @"../../ReportTemplate/Product Details.rdlc";
ReportWriter reportWriter = new ReportWriter(reportPath);
reportWriter.ReportProcessingMode = ProcessingMode.Local;
reportWriter.DataSources.Add(new ReportDataSource { Name = "DataSet1", Value = ProductCatalog.GetData() });
MemoryStream stream = new MemoryStream();
reportWriter.Save(stream, WriterFormat.PDF);


Load the exported stream into the PdfDocumentView using the PdfDocumentView.Load API and add the available printers to a list for printing the report using the Windows PrintDialog as given in the following code example.


PdfDocumentView pdfdoc = new PdfDocumentView();
var doc = pdfdoc.PrintDocument as IDocumentPaginatorSource;
PrintDialog printDialog = new PrintDialog();
List<string> printersList = new List<string>();
List<string> serversList = new List<string>();
var server = new PrintServer();
var queues = server.GetPrintQueues(new[] { EnumeratedPrintQueueTypes.Local });
foreach (var queue in queues)
 if (!serversList.Contains(queue.HostingPrintServer.Name))
server = new PrintServer(serversList[0].ToString());
PrintQueue printer1 = server.GetPrintQueue(printersList[2].ToString());
printDialog.PrintQueue = printer1;
printDialog.PrintDocument(doc.DocumentPaginator, "PDF PRINTER");




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Feb 08, 2019

how to set default printer name here


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