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Simple Receipt Like Printing Using the C# Printing API

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This is a simple ticket printing system that I have prepared for programmers who want to learn how to do receipt like printing.

Introduction

This is a simple ticket printing system I have developed for .NET programmers who want to see a printing demonstration. Using this system you will learn how to print any document with a custom paper size and how to operate in an object oriented environment.

Background

I was searching for a printing receipt solution all over the internet but couldn't find the exact solution. I was frustrated a little as I wouldn't be able to deliver the project on time to the client because of a lack of proper knowledge of the printing API of .NET. But fortunately I read a book where I found certain guidelines about how to print a document in a receipt like fashion so I worked a little while and found a solution.

Using the code

The articles includes a one main class Ticket:

C#
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Drawing.Printing;
using System.Drawing;

namespace TicketingSystem
{
    public class Ticket
    {
        PrintDocument pdoc = null;
        int ticketNo;
        DateTime TicketDate;
        String Source, Destination,DrawnBy;
        float Amount;

        public int TicketNo
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.ticketNo = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.ticketNo; }
        }
        public DateTime ticketDate
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.TicketDate = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.TicketDate; }
        }

        public String source
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.Source = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.Source; }
        }
        public String destination
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.Destination = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.Destination; }
        }
        public float amount
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.Amount = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.Amount; }
        }
        public String drawnBy
        {
            //set the person name
            set { this.DrawnBy = value; }
            //get the person name 
            get { return this.DrawnBy; }
        }

        public Ticket()
        {

        }
        public Ticket(int ticketNo, DateTime TicketDate, String Source, 
               String Destination, float Amount, String DrawnBy)
        {
            this.ticketNo = ticketNo;
            this.TicketDate = TicketDate;
            this.Source = Source;
            this.Destination = Destination;
            this.Amount = Amount;
            this.DrawnBy = DrawnBy;
        }
        public void print()
        {
            PrintDialog pd = new PrintDialog();
            pdoc = new PrintDocument();
            PrinterSettings ps = new PrinterSettings();
            Font font = new Font("Courier New", 15);
           

            PaperSize psize = new PaperSize("Custom", 100, 200);
            //ps.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = psize;

            pd.Document = pdoc;
            pd.Document.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = psize;
            //pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Height =320;
            pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Height = 820;

            pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Width = 520;

            pdoc.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(pdoc_PrintPage);

            DialogResult result = pd.ShowDialog();
            if (result == DialogResult.OK)
            {
                PrintPreviewDialog pp = new PrintPreviewDialog();
                pp.Document = pdoc;
                result = pp.ShowDialog();
                if (result == DialogResult.OK)
                {
                    pdoc.Print();
                }
            }

        }
        void pdoc_PrintPage(object sender, PrintPageEventArgs e)
        {
            Graphics graphics = e.Graphics;
            Font font = new Font("Courier New", 10);
            float fontHeight = font.GetHeight();
            int startX = 50;
            int startY = 55;
            int Offset = 40;
            graphics.DrawString("Welcome to MSST", new Font("Courier New", 14), 
                                new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            graphics.DrawString("Ticket No:" + this.TicketNo, 
                     new Font("Courier New", 14), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            graphics.DrawString("Ticket Date :" + this.ticketDate, 
                     new Font("Courier New", 12), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            String underLine = "------------------------------------------";
            graphics.DrawString(underLine, new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);

            Offset = Offset + 20;
            String Source= this.source; 
            graphics.DrawString("From "+Source+" To "+Destination, new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
 
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            String Grosstotal = "Total Amount to Pay = " + this.amount;

            Offset = Offset + 20;
            underLine = "------------------------------------------";
            graphics.DrawString(underLine, new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;

            graphics.DrawString(Grosstotal , new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
            Offset = Offset + 20;
            String DrawnBy = this.drawnBy;
            graphics.DrawString("Conductor - "+DrawnBy, new Font("Courier New", 10), 
                     new SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset);
        }
    }
}

...

I found that this is quite an easy code for printing solutions in future.

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License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)


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Passionate Software Developer.

Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionProblem When Printing Multiple Pages Pin
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AnswerRe: Problem When Printing Multiple Pages Pin
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Answernice articel Pin
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Questionprinter and paper type Pin
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AnswerRe: printer and paper type Pin
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QuestionCouldn't Download Pin
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QuestionProblem in aligning text in pos receipt Pin
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QuestionPaper auto cuts after few items in pos Pin
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QuestionVB.NET version (TESTED) Pin
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VB
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Linq
Imports System.Windows.Forms
Imports System.Drawing.Printing
Imports System.Drawing

Namespace TicketingSystem
    Public Class Ticket
        Private pdoc As PrintDocument = Nothing
        Private m_ticketNo As Integer
        Private m_TicketDate As DateTime
        Private m_Source As [String], m_Destination As [String], m_DrawnBy As [String]
        Private m_Amount As Single

        Public Property TicketNo() As Integer
            'set the person name
            'get the person name 
            Get
                Return Me.m_ticketNo
            End Get
            Set
                Me.m_ticketNo = Value
            End Set
        End Property
        Public Property ticketDate() As DateTime
            'set the person name
            'get the person name 
            Get
                Return Me.m_TicketDate
            End Get
            Set
                Me.m_TicketDate = Value
            End Set
        End Property

        Public Property source() As [String]
            'set the person name
            'get the person name 
            Get
                Return Me.m_Source
            End Get
            Set
                Me.m_Source = Value
            End Set
        End Property
        Public Property destination() As [String]
            'set the person name
            'get the person name 
            Get
                Return Me.m_Destination
            End Get
            Set
                Me.m_Destination = Value
            End Set
        End Property
        Public Property amount() As Single
            'set the person name
            'get the person name 
            Get
                Return Me.m_Amount
            End Get
            Set
                Me.m_Amount = Value
            End Set
        End Property
        Public Property drawnBy() As [String]
            'set the person name
            'get the person name 
            Get
                Return Me.m_DrawnBy
            End Get
            Set
                Me.m_DrawnBy = Value
            End Set
        End Property


        Public Sub New()
        End Sub
        Public Sub New(ticketNo As Integer, TicketDate As DateTime, Source As [String], Destination As [String], Amount As Single, DrawnBy As [String])
            Me.m_ticketNo = ticketNo
            Me.m_TicketDate = TicketDate
            Me.m_Source = Source
            Me.m_Destination = Destination
            Me.m_Amount = Amount
            Me.m_DrawnBy = DrawnBy
        End Sub
        Public Sub print()
            Dim pd As New PrintDialog()
            pdoc = New PrintDocument()
            Dim ps As New PrinterSettings()
            Dim font As New Font("Courier New", 15)


            Dim psize As New PaperSize("Custom", 100, 200)
            'ps.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = psize;

            pd.Document = pdoc
            pd.Document.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize = psize
            'pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Height =320;
            pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Height = 820

            pdoc.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Width = 520

            AddHandler pdoc.PrintPage, New PrintPageEventHandler(AddressOf pdoc_PrintPage)

            Dim result As DialogResult = pd.ShowDialog()
            If result = DialogResult.OK Then
                Dim pp As New PrintPreviewDialog()
                pp.Document = pdoc
                result = pp.ShowDialog()
                If result = DialogResult.OK Then
                    pdoc.Print()
                End If
            End If

        End Sub
        Private Sub pdoc_PrintPage(sender As Object, e As PrintPageEventArgs)
            Dim graphics As Graphics = e.Graphics
            Dim font As New Font("Courier New", 10)
            Dim fontHeight As Single = font.GetHeight()
            Dim startX As Integer = 50
            Dim startY As Integer = 55
            Dim Offset As Integer = 40
            graphics.DrawString("Welcome to MSST", New Font("Courier New", 14), New SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset)
            Offset = Offset + 20
            graphics.DrawString("Ticket No:" & Me.TicketNo, New Font("Courier New", 14), New SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset)
            Offset = Offset + 20
            graphics.DrawString("Ticket Date :" & Me.ticketDate, New Font("Courier New", 12), New SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset)
            Offset = Offset + 20
            Dim underLine As [String] = "------------------------------------------"
            graphics.DrawString(underLine, New Font("Courier New", 10), New SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset)

            Offset = Offset + 20
            Dim Source As [String] = Me.source
            graphics.DrawString("From " & Source & " To " & m_Destination, New Font("Courier New", 10), New SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset)

            Offset = Offset + 20
            Dim Grosstotal As [String] = "Total Amount to Pay = " & Me.amount

            Offset = Offset + 20
            underLine = "------------------------------------------"
            graphics.DrawString(underLine, New Font("Courier New", 10), New SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset)
            Offset = Offset + 20

            graphics.DrawString(Grosstotal, New Font("Courier New", 10), New SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset)
            Offset = Offset + 20
            Dim DrawnBy As [String] = Me.drawnBy
            graphics.DrawString("Conductor - " & DrawnBy, New Font("Courier New", 10), New SolidBrush(Color.Black), startX, startY + Offset)
        End Sub
    End Class
End Namespace

AnswerRe: VB.NET version (TESTED) Pin
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GeneralMy vote of 5 Pin
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QuestionThose who are facing problem with adding Image to the Printing for them Pin
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BugError Pin
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QuestionNo PrintOut Pin
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