November 23, 2016

Default Print button in SSRS Report is not showing/working in Chrome and Firefox browsers

Scenario
SSRS toolbox provides Print functionality. But it's browser dependent. It works fine only with Internet Explorer browser, not compatible with Firefox and Chrome browsers.

Resolution
To achieve this, we've to use custom Print button and JavaScript code which executes on button click.

HTML code for Print button and Report viewer:
 <asp:Button runat="server" CssClass="btn-addschedule-bot" Style="margin-left: 10px;" ID="btnPrint" CausesValidation="true" ValidationGroup="vgSubmit" OnClientClick="printReportClick();" Text="Print Report" />  
 <div style="border: 1px solid #A7B0E8; margin: 0px 10px; padding: 5px; float: left;">  
 <rsweb:ReportViewer ID="rptViewer" runat="server" Height="500px" Style="-ms-overflow-y: scroll" Width="1100px" ShowToolBar="False" ShowParameterPrompts="False" ShowCredentialPrompts="False"></rsweb:ReportViewer>  
 </div>  

JavaScript Code to print a report in Chrome and Firefox:
 <script type="text/javascript">  
     function printReport(report_ID) {  
       var rv1 = $('#' + report_ID);  
       var iDoc = rv1.parents('html');  
       // Reading the report styles  
       var styles = iDoc.find("head style[id$='ReportControl_styles']").html();  
       if ((styles == undefined) || (styles == '')) {  
         iDoc.find('head script').each(function () {  
           var cnt = $(this).html();  
           var p1 = cnt.indexOf('ReportStyles":"');  
           if (p1 > 0) {  
             p1 += 15;  
             var p2 = cnt.indexOf('"', p1);  
             styles = cnt.substr(p1, p2 - p1);  
           }  
         });  
       }  
       if (styles == '') { alert("Cannot generate styles, Displaying without styles.."); }  
       styles = '<style type="text/css">' + styles + "</style>";  
       //--- Reading the report html  
       var table = rv1.find("div[id$='_oReportDiv']");  
       if (table == undefined) {  
         alert("Report source not found.");  
         return;  
       }  
       //-- Generating a copy of the report in a new window  
       var docType = '<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">';  
       var docCnt = styles + table.parent().html();  
       var docHead = '<head><title>Printing ...</title><style>body{margin:5;padding:0;}</style></head>';  
       var winAttr = "location=yes, statusbar=no, directories=no, menubar=no, titlebar=no, toolbar=no, dependent=no, width=720, height=600, resizable=yes, screenX=200, screenY=200, personalbar=no, scrollbars=yes";;  
       var newWin = window.open("", "_blank", winAttr);  
       writeDoc = newWin.document;  
       writeDoc.open();  
       writeDoc.write(docType + '<html>' + docHead + '<body onload="window.print();">' + docCnt + '</body></html>');  
       writeDoc.close();  
       // The print event will fire as soon as the window loads  
       newWin.focus();  
       // uncomment to autoclose the preview window when printing is confirmed or canceled.  
       // newWin.close();  
     };  
     function printReportClick() {  
       printReport('<%=rptViewer.ClientID %>');  
     }  
   </script>  

Print Preview in Chrome browser:



I hope this will help you out to make print functionality working in Chrome and Firefox.

If you have any questions you can reach out our SharePoint Consulting team here.

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