Print PowerPoint files in C# and VB.NET

The following example demonstrates how to print PowerPoint presentations in C# and VB.NET with default and advanced print options specified via WPF's PrintDialog box.

Note that you can print to the default printer or any other local or networked printer.

Screenshot of PowerPoint file printed with GemBox.Presentation
PowerPoint file printed with GemBox.Presentation
<Window x:Class="MainWindow"
        xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
        xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
        Title="Printing" Height="600" Width="800">
    
    <DockPanel>
        <StackPanel DockPanel.Dock="Top" Orientation="Horizontal" Margin="2">
            <Button x:Name="LoadFileBtn" Content="Load file" Width="100" Margin="2,0" Click="LoadFileBtn_Click"/>
            <Button x:Name="SimplePrintFileBtn" Content="Print" Width="65" Click="SimplePrint_Click" Margin="2,0"/>
            <Button x:Name="AdvancedPrintFileBtn" Content="Print (select options)" Width="130" Click="AdvancedPrint_Click" Margin="2,0"/>
        </StackPanel>
        
        <DocumentViewer x:Name="DocViewer"/>
    </DockPanel>
    
</Window>
using System.Windows;
using System.Windows.Controls;
using System.Windows.Xps.Packaging;
using GemBox.Presentation;
using Microsoft.Win32;

public partial class MainWindow : Window
{
    private PresentationDocument presentation;

    public MainWindow()
    {
        ComponentInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY");

        InitializeComponent();

        this.EnableControls();
    }

    private void LoadFileBtn_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    {
        OpenFileDialog fileDialog = new OpenFileDialog();
        fileDialog.Filter = "PPTX files (*.pptx, *.pptm, *.potx, *.potm)|*.pptx;*.pptm;*.potx;*.potm";

        if (fileDialog.ShowDialog() == true)
        {
            this.presentation = PresentationDocument.Load(fileDialog.FileName);

            this.ShowPrintPreview();
            this.EnableControls();
        }
    }

    private void SimplePrint_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    {
        // Print to default printer using default options
        this.presentation.Print();
    }

    private void AdvancedPrint_Click(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    {
        // We can use PrintDialog for defining print options
        PrintDialog printDialog = new PrintDialog();
        printDialog.UserPageRangeEnabled = true;

        if (printDialog.ShowDialog() == true)
        {
            PrintOptions printOptions = new PrintOptions(printDialog.PrintTicket.GetXmlStream());

            printOptions.FromSlide = printDialog.PageRange.PageFrom - 1;
            printOptions.ToSlide = printDialog.PageRange.PageTo == 0 ? int.MaxValue : printDialog.PageRange.PageTo - 1;

            this.presentation.Print(printDialog.PrintQueue.FullName, printOptions);
        }
    }

    // We can use DocumentViewer for print preview (but we don't need).
    private void ShowPrintPreview()
    {
        // XpsDocument needs to stay referenced so that DocumentViewer can access additional required resources.
        // Otherwise, GC will collect/dispose XpsDocument and DocumentViewer will not work.
        XpsDocument xpsDocument = this.presentation.ConvertToXpsDocument(SaveOptions.Xps);
        this.DocViewer.Tag = xpsDocument;

        this.DocViewer.Document = xpsDocument.GetFixedDocumentSequence();
    }

    private void EnableControls()
    {
        var isEnabled = this.presentation != null;

        this.DocViewer.IsEnabled = isEnabled;
        this.SimplePrintFileBtn.IsEnabled = isEnabled;
        this.AdvancedPrintFileBtn.IsEnabled = isEnabled;
    }
}
Imports System.Windows
Imports System.Windows.Controls
Imports System.Windows.Xps.Packaging
Imports GemBox.Presentation
Imports Microsoft.Win32

Partial Public Class MainWindow
    Inherits Window
    Dim presentation As PresentationDocument

    Public Sub New()

        ComponentInfo.SetLicense("FREE-LIMITED-KEY")

        InitializeComponent()

        Me.EnableControls()
    End Sub

    Private Sub LoadFileBtn_Click(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)

        Dim fileDialog = New OpenFileDialog()
        fileDialog.Filter = "PPTX files (*.pptx, *.pptm, *.potx, *.potm)|*.pptx;*.pptm;*.potx;*.potm"

        If (fileDialog.ShowDialog() = True) Then

            Me.presentation = PresentationDocument.Load(fileDialog.FileName)

            Me.ShowPrintPreview()
            Me.EnableControls()
        End If
    End Sub

    Private Sub SimplePrint_Click(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)

        ' Print to default printer using default options
        Me.presentation.Print()
    End Sub

    Private Sub AdvancedPrint_Click(sender As Object, e As RoutedEventArgs)

        ' We can use PrintDialog for defining print options
        Dim printDialog = New PrintDialog()
        printDialog.UserPageRangeEnabled = True

        If (printDialog.ShowDialog() = True) Then

            Dim printOptions = New PrintOptions(printDialog.PrintTicket.GetXmlStream())

            printOptions.FromSlide = printDialog.PageRange.PageFrom - 1
            printOptions.ToSlide = If(printDialog.PageRange.PageTo = 0, Int32.MaxValue, printDialog.PageRange.PageTo - 1)

            Me.presentation.Print(printDialog.PrintQueue.FullName, printOptions)
        End If
    End Sub

    ' We can use DocumentViewer for print preview (but we don't need).
    Private Sub ShowPrintPreview()

        ' XpsDocument needs to stay referenced so that DocumentViewer can access additional required resources.
        ' Otherwise, GC will collect/dispose XpsDocument and DocumentViewer will not work.
        Dim xpsDocument = presentation.ConvertToXpsDocument(SaveOptions.Xps)
        Me.DocViewer.Tag = xpsDocument

        Me.DocViewer.Document = xpsDocument.GetFixedDocumentSequence()
    End Sub

    Private Sub EnableControls()

        Dim isEnabled = Me.presentation IsNot Nothing

        Me.DocViewer.IsEnabled = isEnabled
        Me.SimplePrintFileBtn.IsEnabled = isEnabled
        Me.AdvancedPrintFileBtn.IsEnabled = isEnabled
    End Sub
End Class

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