Form Table Printing Issue with background colours

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by mark, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. mark

    mark Guest

    Ive created a aspx form using tables and flowlayout, I've set the background
    colour on certain
    rows, which show great in the browser, however when i use print preview the
    colours
    have dissapeared,
    any ideas ?

    cheers

    mark
     
    mark, Sep 22, 2006
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  2. You need to configure IE to print backgrounds, which is turned off by
    default.

    --
    HTH,

    Kevin Spencer
    Microsoft MVP
    Software Composer
    http://unclechutney.blogspot.com

    A watched clock never boils.

    "mark" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Ive created a aspx form using tables and flowlayout, I've set the
    > background colour on certain
    > rows, which show great in the browser, however when i use print preview
    > the colours
    > have dissapeared,
    > any ideas ?
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > mark
    >
     
    Kevin Spencer, Sep 22, 2006
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  3. mark

    mark Guest

    "Kevin Spencer" <> wrote in message
    news:e07MH$...
    > You need to configure IE to print backgrounds, which is turned off by
    > default.
    >
    > --
    > HTH,
    >
    > Kevin Spencer
    > Microsoft MVP
    > Software Composer
    > http://unclechutney.blogspot.com
    >
    > A watched clock never boils.
    >


    ahh ok, anyway round not doing this ? (itll print backgrounds off on every
    page etc)

    cheers
    mark
     
    mark, Sep 22, 2006
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  4. > ahh ok, anyway round not doing this ? (itll print backgrounds off on every
    > page etc)


    Well, IE is an application, and it is designed to allow the user to
    configure certain things according to the user's desires. So, if background
    printing is turned off, it is turned off because the user has decided to
    leave it turned off. Now, if you had a servant, and you told the servant to
    cook dinner, and a stranger came to your house, and told the servant *not*
    to cook dinner, and your servant did what the stranger asked instead of what
    you told the servant to do, what would you think of the usefulness of your
    servant?

    Now, if the stranger asked *you* if he could have the servant stop cooking
    dinner, and you said "sure," it would not be improper for your servant to
    stop cooking dinner, since the servant is *your* servant. So, if you want
    users to turn on background printing in their browsers, I would suggest
    putting a message in the page that asks them to.

    --
    HTH,

    Kevin Spencer
    Microsoft MVP
    Software Composer
    http://unclechutney.blogspot.com

    A watched clock never boils.

    "mark" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    > "Kevin Spencer" <> wrote in message
    > news:e07MH$...
    >> You need to configure IE to print backgrounds, which is turned off by
    >> default.
    >>
    >> --
    >> HTH,
    >>
    >> Kevin Spencer
    >> Microsoft MVP
    >> Software Composer
    >> http://unclechutney.blogspot.com
    >>
    >> A watched clock never boils.
    >>

    >
    > ahh ok, anyway round not doing this ? (itll print backgrounds off on every
    > page etc)
    >
    > cheers
    > mark
    >
    >
    >
     
    Kevin Spencer, Sep 22, 2006
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  5. mark

    mark Guest


    > Well, IE is an application, and it is designed to allow the user to
    > configure certain things according to the user's desires. So, if
    > background printing is turned off, it is turned off because the user has
    > decided to leave it turned off. Now, if you had a servant, and you told
    > the servant to cook dinner, and a stranger came to your house, and told
    > the servant *not* to cook dinner, and your servant did what the stranger
    > asked instead of what you told the servant to do, what would you think of
    > the usefulness of your servant?
    >
    > Now, if the stranger asked *you* if he could have the servant stop cooking
    > dinner, and you said "sure," it would not be improper for your servant to
    > stop cooking dinner, since the servant is *your* servant. So, if you want
    > users to turn on background printing in their browsers, I would suggest
    > putting a message in the page that asks them to.
    >
    > --

    nice analogy and i totally agree, however i forgot to mention this is for an
    intranet :))

    mark
     
    mark, Sep 25, 2006
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