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Microsoft PrintForm Component 1.0

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  • Version: 1
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

The PrintForm Component allows you to easily print a Windows Form as a simple report. It's been replaced by the Visual Basic Power Packs controls.

  • The PrintForm Component has been replaced by the Visual Basic Power Packs controls.The Visual Basic Power Packs controls are included in Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 and later versions of Visual Studio. To obtain the Power Packs controls:The PrintForm component is designed to bring back the ability to easily print a Windows Form. With this the new PrintForm component you can once again layout the Windows Form exactly as you want it and allow your users to print the form as a quick report


Status: Deleted

This download is no longer available on The downloads below are archives provided by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from the Microsoft Download Center prior to August 2020.

FileSHA1 HashSize
PrintFormSetup.exe2027551fad5cf4bf9aa9d61f276ebadb4773fc19217 KB
PrintFormSetup.msi7e1f722a00cbb5a1d70075c1fb70347e0d10e90d272 KB

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

  • In order to install the Microsoft PrintForm component or Visual Basic Power Packs controls, the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 must be installed.

Installation Instructions

  • 1) Click on the file link below to begin the download.

    Note: If you need to install the Microsoft .Net Framework 2.0 please download both files below and run the PrintFormSetup.EXE otherwise downloading the PrintFormSetup.MSI will be sufficient

    2) Do one of the following:

    To start the installation immediately, click Run.
    To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
    To cancel the installation, click Cancel.

    3) After the setup has finished you will want to add the PrintForm component to your Visual Studio 2005 toolbox.

    To do this you simply open Visual Studio 2005 and open any Windows form project. With a Windows Form open in the designer select the Toolbox.

    To add the new PrintForm component select the tab you wish (i.e. Printing) and right mouse click on the section. Select Choose Items from the pop-up menu and select the PrintForm component from the from the Choose Toolbox Items dialog. This will add a new icon to the toolbox tab selected.

    Once the PrintForm component is added to the ToolBox you can drag and drop it to any Windows Form and simply call the Print() method to print the form.

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