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Silverlight 5 in Action by Pete Brown

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Chapter 31. Printing

 

This chapter covers
  • Understanding the printing API
  • Printing onscreen content
  • Scaling content for print
  • Getting data from a service for a report
  • Creating headers, footers, and more

 

The support for binding and validation, WCF RIA Services, and out-of-browser trusted applications are all major factors in making Silverlight useful for business application development. But most business, even today, run on a serious amount of paper. In those places, a development platform simply can’t be used unless it has good support for printing.

Many business applications need to print paper forms and reports as a standard part of their process. Large-scale applications typically farm out that functionality to a server somewhere with ...

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