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Alex Dybenko
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Alex Dybenko asked on 21 Oct 2016, 11:46 AM

Hi,

is it an easy way to save/load all print settings for PivotGrid?

Thanks

Alex

 

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Hristo
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answered on 24 Oct 2016, 01:26 PM
Hi Alex,

Thank you for writing.

Currently, we are not having a persistence API of RadPivotGrid`s print settings. You can, however, save the property values of the RadPrintDocument and PivotGridPrintStyle instances.

A suitable place to perform this logic is the OnBeginPrint method of the RadPrintDocument  class. This way you will be sure that the saved values are always the newest reflecting the changes performed by the end users: 
// In your pivot form
private void PrintPivotGrid()
{
    RadPrintDocument document = new MyRadPrintDocument();
    document.DefaultPageSettings.Landscape = true;
    document.DefaultPageSettings.PrinterSettings.Copies = 2;
    document.AssociatedObject = this.radPivotGrid1;
 
    PivotGridPrintStyle style = new PivotGridPrintStyle();
    style.LayoutType = PivotLayout.Compact;
    this.radPivotGrid1.PrintStyle = style;
 
    RadPrintPreviewDialog dialog = new RadPrintPreviewDialog();
    dialog.Document = document;
    dialog.ShowDialog();
}
public class MyRadPrintDocument : RadPrintDocument
{
    protected override void OnBeginPrint(System.Drawing.Printing.PrintEventArgs e)
    {
        base.OnBeginPrint(e);
 
        PivotGridPrintStyle style = ((RadPivotGrid)this.AssociatedObject).PrintStyle;
        // Save settings from the print and style objects.
    }
}

I hope this information is useful. Should you have further questions please do not hesitate to write back.

Regards,
Hristo Merdjanov
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Alex Dybenko
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answered on 25 Oct 2016, 07:16 AM

Hi Hristo,

Thanks! Perhaps you can also show me how to add Save button to print settings dialog, so I can use it to save settings?

Alex

 

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Hristo
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answered on 25 Oct 2016, 12:01 PM
Hello Alex,

Thank you for writing back.

You can create a new CommandBarButton and add it to any of the strips of the RadCommandBar control used by the RadPrintPreviewDialog:
RadPrintPreviewDialog dialog = new RadPrintPreviewDialog();
CommandBarButton saveBtn = new CommandBarButton();
saveBtn.Click += saveBtn_Click;
dialog.ToolCommandBar.Rows[0].Strips[0].Items.Add(saveBtn);
 
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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Alex Dybenko
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answered on 26 Oct 2016, 02:45 PM

Hi Hristo,

thanks, but is it possible to add button to Print settings dialog? See attached

 

Alex

 

 

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Hristo
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answered on 27 Oct 2016, 12:19 PM
Hello Alex,

Thank you for writing.

In order to add an additional button to the PrintSettingsDialog, you need to create a custom RadPrintPreviewDialog and override its OnShowPrintSettingsDialog method. Please check my code snippet below: 
public class MyRadPrintPreviewDialog : RadPrintPreviewDialog
{
    protected override void OnShowPrintSettingsDialog()
    {
        if (this.Document == null)
        {
            return;
        }
 
        Form dialog = this.Document.AssociatedObject.GetSettingsDialog(this.Document);
        RadForm radDialog = dialog as RadForm;
 
        RadButton print = radDialog.Controls["buttonPrint"] as RadButton;
        RadButton saveBtn = new RadButton() { Text = "MyBtn" };
        saveBtn.Parent = radDialog;
        saveBtn.Size = print.Size;
        saveBtn.Location = new Point(print.Location.X - print.Size.Width - 6, print.Location.Y);
        saveBtn.Click += saveBtn_Click;
 
        if (radDialog != null)
        {
            radDialog.ThemeName = this.ThemeName;
        }
 
        if (dialog.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
        {
            this.Document.PrinterSettings.PrintRange = System.Drawing.Printing.PrintRange.AllPages;
            this.printPreviewControl.InvalidatePreview();
            this.GetType().BaseType.GetMethod("UpdatePageCount", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic).Invoke(this, new object[] { });
        }
    }
 
    private void saveBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        //...
    }
}

I am also sending you a screenshot showing the result on my end.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Regards,
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answered on 27 Oct 2016, 02:56 PM

Hi Hristo,

Exactly what I need! One more thing - changes on Print setting dialog are applied to RadPrintDocument after you press Print or Preview, is it possible to call buttonPreview_Click (whatever it called) from saveBtn_Click? So the idea that saveBtn will work like MS Word "Set as default" button: in saveBtn_Click i call buttonPreview_Click, dialog is closed, user get back to preview and then i call my method SavePrintSettings()

Thanks

Alex

 

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Hristo
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answered on 28 Oct 2016, 02:27 PM
Hello Alex,

Thank you for writing back.

There is no way to preview the changes without actually applying them to the document. I can suggest adding save logic at the end of the OnShowPrintSettingsDialog method. This way it will be always in sync with the printed or previewed document. Additionally, you may also consider adding the button in the command bar as I suggested in my second post.

In case that does not fit your project and you insist on using the separate button you can apply and save the changes this way: 
public class MyRadPrintPreviewDialog : RadPrintPreviewDialog
{
    Form dialog;
    protected override void OnShowPrintSettingsDialog()
    {
        if (this.Document == null)
        {
            return;
        }
 
        dialog = this.Document.AssociatedObject.GetSettingsDialog(this.Document);
        RadForm radDialog = dialog as RadForm;
 
        RadButton print = radDialog.Controls["buttonPrint"] as RadButton;
 
        RadButton saveBtn = new RadButton() { Text = "MyBtn" };
        saveBtn.Parent = radDialog;
        saveBtn.Size = print.Size;
        saveBtn.Location = new Point(print.Location.X - print.Size.Width - 6, print.Location.Y);
        saveBtn.Click += saveBtn_Click;
 
        if (radDialog != null)
        {
            radDialog.ThemeName = this.ThemeName;
        }
 
        if (dialog.ShowDialog() == DialogResult.OK)
        {
            this.Document.PrinterSettings.PrintRange = System.Drawing.Printing.PrintRange.AllPages;
            this.printPreviewControl.InvalidatePreview();
            this.GetType().BaseType.GetMethod("UpdatePageCount", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic).Invoke(this, new object[] { });
        }
    }
 
    private void saveBtn_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        typeof(PrintSettingsDialog).GetMethod("ApplySettings", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic).Invoke(dialog, new object[] { });
 
        this.Document.PrinterSettings.PrintRange = System.Drawing.Printing.PrintRange.AllPages;
        this.printPreviewControl.InvalidatePreview();
        this.GetType().BaseType.GetMethod("UpdatePageCount", BindingFlags.Instance | BindingFlags.NonPublic).Invoke(this, new object[] { });
 
        //Execute your logic for saving the settings
 
        dialog.Close();
    }
}

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Regards,
Hristo Merdjanov
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answered on 02 Nov 2016, 06:52 AM

Thanks Hristo, works great!

Alex

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answered on 24 Jul 2018, 08:14 PM

Hi Hristo

Could you help me how to customize scheduler print setting dialog. i need to to change the culture of two calendars in print setting dialog(they have been highlighted in my attached file).

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Hristo
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answered on 25 Jul 2018, 06:10 AM
Hi Sina,

We try to keep our threads more or less focused on a single topic and this thread is discussing Print Settings in RadPivotGrid. Please open a new forum thread here or a support ticket from your Telerik account. Thank you for understanding.

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Hristo
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answered on 11 Apr 2019, 06:05 AM
Very Helpful reply by Hristo. 
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