Silverlight ReportViewer print landscape

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  1. Rob
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    Posted 10 Feb 2011 Link to this post


    I have written a report that is displayed landscape by default.  Do I have to configure the Silverlight ReportViewer's print settings to set the print page settings to Landscape when I want to print from Silverlight?  The landscape setting seems to be picked up if I export to a file then print from file, just not from Silverlight.


  2. Steve
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    Posted 11 Feb 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Rob,

    In Q3 2010 we introduced native Silverlight print, which is set as default. However the Silverlight document print has very limited API which does not allow for us to specify the orientation. Thus for in browser applications we have exposed ReportViewer.UseNativePrinting property for the Silverlight viewer - please set it to false. This will force the Silverlight Report Viewer to revert to the previous printing behavior using Adobe's PDF plug-in. Note however that  this would not work for out of browser applications.
    The other option as you've pointed out is manually setting the page orientation from the print dialog.

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  3. Joao Paulo Grassi
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    Posted 08 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Sorry for bring that up but i have the same problem, i need to print the Report in Landscape but always when i click on the Silverlight ReportViewer Print button it will print in Portrait format, and there's another problem i can't count on the Adobe PDF Plugin because not of all users will have it installed on the computer. There's a workaround for this? Thanks!
  4. Steve
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    Posted 08 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Hi Joao Paulo Grassi,

    As stated in the previous post, the limitation comes from Silverlight and not our product. If/when this is addressed in the Silverlight print, we would immediately make the necessary changes to the reports so they have the correct orientation. For the time being you can either ask your users to manually change the orientation from the print dialog or to install Acrobat Reader on their machines.

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  5. danparker276
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    Posted 20 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Is silverlight 5 going to have this ability?  Also will there be a quick update for the  report viewer print in vector format once silverlight 5 comes out?
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