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How to: Complete Windows Forms Print Jobs

Frequently, word processors and other applications that involve printing will provide the option to display a message to users that a print job is complete. You can provide this functionality in your Windows Forms by handling the EndPrint event of the PrintDocument component.

The following procedure requires that you have created a Windows-based application with a PrintDocument component on it, which is the standard way of enabling printing from a Windows-based application. For more information about printing from Windows Forms using the PrintDocument component, see How to: Create Standard Windows Forms Print Jobs.

To complete a print job

  1. Set the DocumentName property of the PrintDocument component.

    printDocument1.DocumentName = "MyTextFile";
  2. Write code to handle the EndPrint event.

    In the following code example, a message box is displayed, indicating that the document has finished printing.

    private void printDocument1_EndPrint(object sender, 
    System.Drawing.Printing.PrintEventArgs e)
       MessageBox.Show(printDocument1.DocumentName + 
          " has finished printing.");

    (Visual C# and Visual C++) Place the following code in the form's constructor to register the event handler.

    this.printDocument1.EndPrint += new
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