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WPF Recipes in C# 2008: A Problem-Solution Approach by Sam Noble, Sam Bourton, Allen Jones

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Chapter 7. Working with Text, Documents, and Printing

Document handling and printing have been greatly overhauled in .NET 3.5. With the introduction of XPS documents, creating, editing, managing, and printing documents have all been hugely simplified. It is now possible to quickly provide print functionality for various object types and user scenarios.

The new printing and document functionality is built on the XML Paper Specification (XPS) technology. XPS defines an electronic file format, a spool file format, and a page description format on which the new XPS print path is built. The print path allows a document to remain in an XPS format from creation to the final processing of a printing device.

With the added richness of WPF controls and handling ...

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