How to: Print with a WebBrowser Control

 

The following code example demonstrates how use the WebBrowser control to print a Web page without displaying it.

    private void PrintHelpPage()
    {
        // Create a WebBrowser instance. 
        WebBrowser webBrowserForPrinting = new WebBrowser();

        // Add an event handler that prints the document after it loads.
        webBrowserForPrinting.DocumentCompleted +=
            new WebBrowserDocumentCompletedEventHandler(PrintDocument);

        // Set the Url property to load the document.
        webBrowserForPrinting.Url = new Uri(@"\\myshare\help.html");
    }

    private void PrintDocument(object sender,
        WebBrowserDocumentCompletedEventArgs e)
    {
        // Print the document now that it is fully loaded.
        ((WebBrowser)sender).Print();

        // Dispose the WebBrowser now that the task is complete. 
        ((WebBrowser)sender).Dispose();
    }

This example requires:

  • References to the System and System.Windows.Forms assemblies.

WebBrowser
Print
Url
How to: Navigate to a URL with the WebBrowser Control
How to: Add Web Browser Capabilities to a Windows Forms Application
How to: Create an HTML Document Viewer in a Windows Forms Application
WebBrowser Control Overview
WebBrowser Security

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