Printing an Image Data

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To print an image or text, use a PrintDocument control. To following example shows how to print an image data, using a PrintDocument control.

// Learn more about F# at
//specifies the memory location of the class files
//that will be needed in our application
open System.Collections.Generic
open System
open System.Windows.Forms
open System.ComponentModel
open System.Drawing
open System.Drawing.Printing

open System.Drawing.Imaging
let imageform = new Form(Text="Print Form",AutoScaleDimensions=new System.Drawing.SizeF(60.0F, 13.0F),ClientSize=new System.Drawing.Size(300, 250),StartPosition=FormStartPosition.CenterScreen)
//creates our control
let exitbutton=new Button(Text="Exit", Location=new System.Drawing.Point(200, 200))
let loadbutton=new Button(Text="Load", Location=new System.Drawing.Point(120, 200))
let prnbutton=new Button(Text="Print", Location=new System.Drawing.Point(40, 200))
let pic=new PictureBox(SizeMode=PictureBoxSizeMode.StretchImage,Location=new System.Drawing.Point(20, 20),BorderStyle=BorderStyle.FixedSingle,Size=new System.Drawing.Size(100, 100))
let label=new Label(AutoSize=true,Location=new System.Drawing.Point(0, 120))
let dlg=new OpenFileDialog()
let gr=imageform.CreateGraphics()
let prn=new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument()
imageform .Controls.Add(pic)
//sends the data to the printer
prnbutton.Click.Add(fun startprint->prn.Print())

loadbutton.Click.Add(fun load->
//filter dialog result
dlg.Filter <- "JPEG Images (*.jpg,*.jpeg)|*.jpg;*.jpeg|Gif Images (*.gif)|*.gif"
//adds title to your dialog box
                   dlg.Title<-"Select an Image File"
                   if dlg.ShowDialog()=DialogResult.OK then
//creates a bitmap object
//assigns the image selected by the user as its value
                      let bmp=new System.Drawing.Bitmap(dlg.FileName)
//assigns the loaded image as a picturebox value
//displays the image url in our label
                      label.Text<-"\t\tFilename:" + Convert.ToString(Convert.ToChar(32))+ (dlg.FileName)) 
//specifies the data to be printed
//in this case our image                      
prn.PrintPage.Add(fun printdata->gr.DrawImage(pic.Image,10,10))
//close the form                                                                                                        
exitbutton.Click.Add(fun quit->imageform.Close())                                         
//executes our application


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