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    Jun 2008

    Exclamation Client side webform printing

    Hey everyone,

    (the following statement might be as stale as 5 day old bread, but here I go)
    I'm not sure if this is possible at all, but what I want to do is the following:
    - Create a printerfriendly webpage (I think I've done this properly)
    - Print the entire webform (webform contains several tables which function as matrix reports)
    - Each matrix report should be on its own printed page

    - It only prints one page, so a lot of the information that's supposed to go on the other pages gets lost.
    - The tables (matrix reports) aren't being printed on seperate pages.

    My code:
    <%@ Page Language="c#" AutoEventWireup="false" Inherits="App_Code.BenchmarkReport.Pages.Matrix.MatrixPrint"%>
    <html xmlns="" xml:lang="en">
    <head runat="server">
    	    Company Cockpit - <%= TranslateText("BMR_REPORT_MATRIX") %>
        <%= StyleSheetCode %>
        <style type="text/css">
            @media print 
                    display: none;
    	<script type="text/javascript" src="layout/browser.js"></script>
    	<script type="text/javascript" src="layout/functions.js"></script>
    	<script type="text/javascript" src="js/prototype.js"></script>
        <form id="form1" runat="server">
        <button type="button" onclick="window.print();" class="layout_form_input_button noPrint">Print</button>
        <div style="position:absolute;left:30px; top:120px;">
            <asp:Repeater ID="rpPeriods" runat="server">
                    <div style="page-break-after:always;">
                        <table id="tblMatrixTable" class="layout_table">
                                <th class="layout_table_header"><%# FormatPeriod(Container.DataItem)%></th>
                            <table id="tblMatrix" class="layout_table">
                                <asp:Repeater ID="rpPeriodValues" DataSource="<%# GetValuesForPeriod(Container.DataItem) %>" runat="server">
                                <tr class="<%# (Container.ItemType == ListItemType.Item) ? "layout_tablerow_alternate" :  "layout_tablerow_normal" %>">
                                    <th class="layout_table_header">Indicator</th>
                                    <th class="layout_table_header"><%# TranslateText("BMR_REPORT_MATRIX_BMMIN") %></th>
                                    <th class="layout_table_header"><%# TranslateText("BMR_REPORT_MATRIX_BMAVG") %></th>
                                    <th class="layout_table_header"><%# TranslateText("BMR_REPORT_MATRIX_BMMAX") %></th>
                                    <th class="layout_table_header"><%# TranslateText("BMR_REPORT_MATRIX_OWN") %></th>
                                <tr class="<%# (Container.ItemType == ListItemType.Item) ? "layout_tablerow_alternate" :  "layout_tablerow_normal" %>">
                                    <td class="tblValues_Values"><%# FormatIndicator(Container.DataItem) %></td>
                                    <td align="right" class="tblValues_Values"><%# FormatMinValue(Container.DataItem) %></td>
                                    <td align="right" class="tblValues_Values"><%# FormatAvgValue(Container.DataItem) %></td>
                                    <td align="right" class="tblValues_Values"><%# FormatMaxValue(Container.DataItem) %></td>
                                    <td align="right" class="tblValues_Values" style="background-color:<%# CurrentValueBackColor(Container.DataItem) %>; color:<%# CurrentValueForeColor(Container.DataItem) %>;"><%# FormatCurValue(Container.DataItem) %></td>
    Can anybody shed any light on this for me ?
    I'm really at a loss here and I really need to get this finished.


    In case you might wonder, I've already read the other posts on this forum on printing, which all suggest the window.print() method.
    Which is just fine an dandy, as the printer will spring in to action, but it will only print one page, which means the rest of the data shown on the webform isn't printed.
    I'm really in need of this code, so please, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    The plot thickens.
    I develop on FireFox and debug Internet Explorer.
    Unfortuntely it has prevented me from seeing that the window.print() method is working in IE, but not in FF.
    Internet Explorer is printing the entire webform like it's supposed to, FireFox however, is not...
    One should know that I have every page opened in the same tabbar, even the print-dialog...
    Any takers on this ?
    Last edited by bsprui; 06-19-2008 at 12:01 PM.

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