Printing in WPF Pivot Grid

15 Jul 20215 minutes to read

The printing support for pivot grid control is provided along with grouping bar. You can use the ShowPrintPreview method to preview the pivot grid control before printing. The PrintHeader and PrintFooter properties are used to add or remove the header and footer information while printing.

Defining header and footer in XAML

After defining the pivot grid control, define the DataTemplate for header and footer and set the PrintHeader and PrintFooter properties of the pivot grid control.

Refer to the following code sample to learn about the header template, footer template, and setting its properties in the pivot grid control.

  • XAML
  • <Window.Resources>
                <ObjectDataProvider x:Key="data" ObjectType="{x:Type local:ProductSales}" MethodName="GetSalesData" />
                <!--Creating Template for Header -->
                <DataTemplate x:Key="HeaderTemplate">
                    <Grid Height="30">
                        <TextBlock Text="Header" FontSize="15" FontWeight="Bold" HorizontalAlignment="Center"></TextBlock>
                <!--Creating Template for Footer -->
                <DataTemplate x:Key="FooterTemplate">
                    <Grid Height="30">
                        <TextBlock Text="Footer" FontSize="15" FontWeight="Bold" HorizontalAlignment="Center"></TextBlock>
        <Grid Name="grid1">
            <syncfusion:PivotGridControl HorizontalAlignment="Left" Name="pivotGrid" VerticalAlignment="Top" VisualStyle="Metro" syncfusion:PrintSettings.PrintHeader="True" syncfusion:PrintSettings.PrintFooter="True" ItemSource="{Binding   Source={StaticResource data}}">
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Product" FieldMappingName="Product" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Date" FieldMappingName="Date" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="Country" FieldMappingName="Country" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotItem FieldHeader="State" FieldMappingName="State" TotalHeader="Total" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotComputationInfo CalculationName="Total" FieldName="Amount" Format="C" SummaryType="DoubleTotalSum" />
                    <syncfusion:PivotComputationInfo CalculationName="Total" FieldName="Quantity" SummaryType="Count" />

    Invoking print preview window in pivot grid

    After defining the pivot grid control, raise the loaded event of pivot grid. Inside the pivotGrid_Loaded event, invoke the ShowPrintPreview method to enable the printing behavior.

  • C#
  • public partial class MainWindow: Window {
        public MainWindow() {
            this.pivotGrid.Loaded += pivotGrid_Loaded;
        void pivotGrid_Loaded(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e) {
            //Shows the Print Preview window with templates for header, footer and with user defined title.
            this.pivotGrid.ShowPrintPreview((DataTemplate) this.Resources["HeaderTemplate"], (DataTemplate) this.Resources["FooterTemplate"], "Printing PivotGrid", this);
            //Shows the Print Preview window with empty template and default title.
            //Shows the Print Preview window with templates for header, footer and with default title.
            this.pivotGrid.ShowPrintPreview((DataTemplate) this.Resources["HeaderTemplate"], (DataTemplate) this.Resources["FooterTemplate"], this);

    Printing pivot grid

    The print preview window provides the following options:

    • Zooming
    • Page settings
    • Print


    Click the Zoom drop-down button in the print preview window and select the desired percentage to magnify the pivot grid view. You can choose from various preset zoom level options such as 50%, 100%, 200% or 400%.

    Page settings

    Click the PageSettings in the print preview window to change the pages while printing.


    Click the Print in the print preview window to print the pivot grid content.

    Print preview window


    You can refer to our WPF Pivot Grid feature tour page for its groundbreaking feature representations. You can also explore our WPF Pivot Grid example to knows how to organizes and summarizes business data and displays the result in a cross-table format.