Printing, User Control & WPF

CST238 Week 8
• Questions / Concerns?
• Announcements
– Check-off Take Home lab#7
• GUI Bloopers presentations (#5&#6)
• New topics
– Printing
• Richtext box
• Graphics / Entire Form
– WinForms User control
– WinForms using WPF control
• No take home lab. Work on final project
• Coming up in Week 9, Week 10 & Finals week:
– Week 9: No class. Take home test available on Sunday 5/25, due on
Wednesday 5/28 at midnight. Work on final project.
– Week 10: GUI Bloopers presentations (#7 & #8), project work day, no
additional labs or topics covered.
– Finals Week: project demo in class & pizza party.
• No office hours / lab on Saturday (holiday weekend) but available for
questions online or by email.
Using System.Drawing.Printing;
PrintPage event
BeginPrint event
Richtextbox demo
• Print Form demo
User Controls
• Control made up of other controls
• Building a user control is very similar
to building a form
• Enables consolidation of common UI
• User control can only be used in the project where
it’s defined.
• If you want a library of controls that you can reuse,
then you need to build a custom control.
– One reference:
User Control
• Add a user control to the project.
• In Tools->Option->Windows Forms Designer:
– Set Automatically Populate Toolbox to true.
• Look for the user control in the toolbox.
• Add it to the form.
• Demo
Incorporating WPF Controls
• WinForms & WPF interoperability.
– You can use WPF controls in WinForms.
– You can use WinForm controls in WPF apps.
• This is done through ElementHost
• Windows Presentation Foundation
• Advantage of WPF
– Greater degree of control over layout and appearance
with WPF.
– UI, data binding and events can be specified in a XML
file (XAML)
– Same XAML specification can be used for Windows
Apps and Web Apps.
– Richer UI content support for videos, 3D, animation,
– Walk through tutorial:
WPF Control Demo
• Create a Windows Forms Project
• Add a WPF User Control project in the same
• Build the WPF user control using designer &
XAML editor
• Build the project.
• Add a ElementHost to the Windows Form and
select the WPF user control just created.

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