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How to set number of copies within POC print dialog


I am changing my printing project from PrintMode PrintToPrinter to PrintOutputController.

It seems not possible to set the number of copies within PrintOptions in Namespace CrystalDecisions.ReportAppServer.ReportDefModel.

If the system's printersettings are set to two ore more copies the POC printdialog always ignores this setting and shows just one copy.

I found the methods CopyToPrinterSettingsAndPageSettings() & CopyFromPrinterSettingsAndPageSettings() but the EromPageSettings and the EromPrinterSettings objects given as parameters don't have the property to set number of copies.

I also used Don's RAS2010_Printing tool but his POC printer dialog gives me just one copy too although my system's printersettings are set to two copies.

Which way do I have to go to set the number of copies with PrintOutputController?

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    Feb 07, 2018 at 04:59 PM

    Hi Christoph,

    Using CopyFrom works, the Dialog box now has the value I set in code:

    // use Windows Printer CommonDialog box to get/fill the info
    using (System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog printDialog = new System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog())
    printDialog.PrinterSettings = sysPrinterSettings;

    if (printDialog.ShowDialog() == System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK)
    sysPrinterSettings = printDialog.PrinterSettings;
    sysPrinterSettings.Copies = 2;
    sysPageSettings = printDialog.PrinterSettings.DefaultPageSettings;
    printDialog.PrinterSettings.Copies = 2;
    rpt.PrintOptions.PrinterName = printDialog.PrinterSettings.PrinterName;
    rpt.PrintOptions.DissociatePageSizeAndPrinterPaperSize = true;
    rpt.PrintOptions.CopyFrom(sysPrinterSettings, sysPageSettings);
    btnSQLStatement.Text += "\nCopyFrom Completed - SaveAs or Export to verify";
    catch (Exception ex)
    btnSQLStatement.Text += "\nError: " + ex.Message.ToString() + "\n";

    I'll see if I can set the number using POC dialog box.

    Should be the same method but have to check my code...


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  • Feb 07, 2018 at 05:57 PM

    Tested using P2P - just add these 2 lines:

    pSettings.PrinterSettings.Copies = 2;
    printerSettings.Copies = 2;

    POC I don't see a way to do it... Problem is POC uses a CR customer Dialog box and there is no way to get to it in code.

    I'll ping DEV to see if they can add it....


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