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Pro WPF in C# 2008: Windows Presentation Foundation with .NET 3.5, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

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The Last Word

In this chapter, you learned about the new printing model that's introduced in WPF. First you considered the easiest entry point: the all-in-one PrintDialog class that allows users to configure print settings and allows your application to send a document or visual to the printer. After considering a variety of ways to extend the PrintDialog and use it with onscreen and dynamically generated content, you looked at the lower-level XPS printing model. You then learned about the XpsDocumentWriter, which supports the PrintDialog and can be used independently. The XpsDocumentWriter gives you an easy way to create a print preview (because WPF doesn't include any print preview control), and it allows you to submit your print job asynchronously. ...

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