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New Post 2/23/2011 9:39 PM
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  MuhammadAsif
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Report Viewer Print button not Visible in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. 

 Dear All,

          I have searched the Forums but couldn't find any satisfactory solution. 
 
My problem is regarding the Report Viewer Control in WEBGUI 6.4
I have successfully create an MS SQL Server 2008 report (.rdl) and attached it to Report Viewer 10 control in VWG. It works fine as far as i browse the application using Internet Explorer. The Problem occurs when i browse it using non-IE browser (chrome, safari etc). The Print Button is not visible.
 
I gave google a try and found that actually there is an ActiveX control associated with the Print routine of Report Viewer, so it is only available for Internet Explorer.
 
I need to print the report by code. One of the solution was to export the report in EMA format and then print it and the other solution was to use the print option of the browser. Both of them are not feasible for me because my reports usually span over multiple pages and above methods only print the currently visible page.
 
Is there any other way to print report without disturbing the report style, directly from report viewer. 
 
I am very desperate to find a solution.
 
Please show me a direction.
 
Regards,
Muhammad Asif
 
New Post 3/4/2011 2:40 PM
  palli
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Re: Report Viewer Print button not Visible in Chrome, Firefox and Safari. 

Hi Muhammad Asif,

Your conclution is correct. The Print button is an ActiveX control, only available in Internet Explorer. The Visual WebGui ReportViewer control is just a wrapper around the Microsoft ASP.NET ReportViewer control, so it "inherits" all it's pros and cons.

Please take a look at the Printing Wiki page here. In there you will find links to information and samples for alternate methods of printing via code.

Hope this helps,

Palli

 


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