Windows Forms: Print DataGridView with Header and Footer in C#

Printing DataGridView with Header and Footer in C# step by step

Step 1Click New Project, then select Visual C# on the left, then Windows and then select Windows Forms Application. Name your project "PrintDataGridViewHeaderFooter" and then click OK

print datagridviewStep 2: Design your form as below

print datagridview in c#

We use the Northwind database to play demo. If you haven't got Northwind database, you can view How to download and restore Northwind database in SQL Server

Add an EF model to your project as below

c# entity framework

Step 3: Add code to handle your form as below

using DGVPrinterHelper;
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Data;
using System.Drawing;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Windows.Forms;
namespace PrintDataGridViewHeaderFooter
    public partial class Form1 : Form
        public Form1()
        private void Form1_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
            using(NorthwindEntities db = new NorthwindEntities())
                //Get data from northwind database
                customerBindingSource.DataSource = db.Customers.ToList();
        private void btnPrint_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
            //Init print datagridview
            DGVPrinter printer = new DGVPrinter();
            printer.Title = "Customer Report";//Header
            printer.SubTitle = string.Format("Date: {0}", DateTime.Now.Date.ToString("MM/dd/yyyy"));
            printer.SubTitleFormatFlags = StringFormatFlags.LineLimit | StringFormatFlags.NoClip;
            printer.PageNumbers = true;
            printer.PageNumberInHeader = false;
            printer.PorportionalColumns = true;
            printer.HeaderCellAlignment = StringAlignment.Near;
            printer.Footer = "FoxLearn";//Footer
            printer.FooterSpacing = 15;

To play demo you need to download DGVPrinter class, then copy to your project