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1205464 - How to print color report pages in Black & White from a .NET application


  • A report containing a number of colored objects needs to be printed in black and white only


  • The CR.NET SDK model does not have control over the color settings of the printer
  • Thus it is not possible to print the report using any methods available in Crystal Reports .NET SDK


  • Install your printer twice
  • Change the color settings of the first printer to Color and the second one to Black & White
  • Use the 'PrintToPrinter' method available with the ReportDocument object model
Private Sub printReport(ByVal rd As ReportDocument)
    Dim localPrinter As System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument = New PrintDocument()
    rd.PrintOptions.PrinterName = "printer_name"
    rd.PrintToPrinter(1, False, 0, 0)
End Sub


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