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Issue with landscape printing using PrintVisual

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 26, 2010    Points: 0   Category :WPF

I was playing around with Petzold's PrintWithMargins program from chapter 17 in his book "Applications = Code + Markup". The code is available at http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/companion/0-7356-1957-3/. The problem can be boiled down to having a window with a print button. The Click handler is as follows:

void PrintOnClick(object sender, RoutedEventArgs args)
  PrintDialog dialog = new PrintDialog();

  if (dialog.ShowDialog().GetValueOrDefault())
    DrawingVisual visual = new DrawingVisual();
    DrawingContext context = visual.RenderOpen();

    Pen pen = new Pen(Brushes.Black, 1);

    Rect borderRect = new Rect(96, 96, 
      dialog.PrintableAreaWidth - 2 * 96, 
      dialog.PrintableAreaHeight - 2 * 96);

    context.DrawRectangle(null, pen, borderRect);

    dialog.PrintVisual(visual, Title);

So, it is just drawing a rectangle one inch from the edge of the printable area. I'm printing using Microsoft XPS Document

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