Insert Logo/Image on Receipt VB.NET

In the previous article we have discussed how to make shopping receipts using visual basic .NET (VB.NET) language. But the shopping receipt is still simple, it is necessary to add a logo / image to be more professional.

In this article will be explained how to include the logo / image on the shopping receipt that can be printed using a printer.

Guide to Inserting Images on Receipt Using VB.NET

1) Prepare the image, it is highly recommended to use PNG with a transparent background.
2) Name the image file with “logo“.
3) Open your project and go to “Project > Project Name Properties“.
4) Click “Resources > Change from Strings to Images on top”.
5) Add the logo file.
6) Go to your code, and replace with this. You can also need 1 button again with the name is “BTREFRESH” for create new transaction.

Imports System.Drawing.Printing
Public Class Form1
    Dim WithEvents PD As New PrintDocument
    Dim PPD As New PrintPreviewDialog
    Dim longpaper As Integer
    Sub changelongpaper()
        Dim rowcount As Integer
        longpaper = 0
        rowcount = DataGridView1.Rows.Count
        longpaper = rowcount * 15
        longpaper = longpaper + 200
    End Sub
    Private Sub BTPRINT_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles BTPRINT.Click
        changelongpaper()
        PPD.Document = PD
        PPD.ShowDialog()
        'PD.Print()  'Direct Print
    End Sub

    Private Sub PD_BeginPrint(sender As Object, e As PrintEventArgs) Handles PD.BeginPrint
        Dim pagesetup As New PageSettings
        pagesetup.PaperSize = New PaperSize("Custom", 250, 500) 'fixed size
        'pagesetup.PaperSize = New PaperSize("Custom", 250, longpaper)
        PD.DefaultPageSettings = pagesetup
    End Sub

    Private Sub PD_PrintPage(sender As Object, e As PrintPageEventArgs) Handles PD.PrintPage
        Dim f8 As New Font("Calibri", 8, FontStyle.Regular)
        Dim f10 As New Font("Calibri", 10, FontStyle.Regular)
        Dim f10b As New Font("Calibri", 10, FontStyle.Bold)
        Dim f14 As New Font("Calibri", 14, FontStyle.Bold)

        Dim leftmargin As Integer = PD.DefaultPageSettings.Margins.Left
        Dim centermargin As Integer = PD.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Width / 2
        Dim rightmargin As Integer = PD.DefaultPageSettings.PaperSize.Width

        'font alignment
        Dim right As New StringFormat
        Dim center As New StringFormat

        right.Alignment = StringAlignment.Far
        center.Alignment = StringAlignment.Center

        Dim line As String
        line = "****************************************************************"

        'range from top
        'logo
        Dim logoImage As Image = My.Resources.ResourceManager.GetObject("logo")
        e.Graphics.DrawImage(logoImage, CInt((e.PageBounds.Width - 150) / 2), 5, 150, 35)
        'e.Graphics.DrawImage(logoImage, 0, 250, 150, 50)
        'e.Graphics.DrawImage(logoImage, CInt((e.PageBounds.Width - logoImage.Width) / 2), CInt((e.PageBounds.Height - logoImage.Height) / 2), logoImage.Width, logoImage.Height)

        'e.Graphics.DrawString("Store :", f14, Brushes.Black, centermargin, 5, center)
        e.Graphics.DrawString("New York Street 15 Avenue", f10, Brushes.Black, centermargin, 40, center)
        e.Graphics.DrawString("Tel +1763545473", f10, Brushes.Black, centermargin, 55, center)

        e.Graphics.DrawString("Invoice ID", f8, Brushes.Black, 0, 75)
        e.Graphics.DrawString(":", f8, Brushes.Black, 50, 75)
        e.Graphics.DrawString("DRW8555RE", f8, Brushes.Black, 70, 75)

        e.Graphics.DrawString("Cashier", f8, Brushes.Black, 0, 85)
        e.Graphics.DrawString(":", f8, Brushes.Black, 50, 85)
        e.Graphics.DrawString("Steve Jobs", f8, Brushes.Black, 70, 85)

        e.Graphics.DrawString("08/17/2021 | 15.34", f8, Brushes.Black, 0, 95)

        e.Graphics.DrawString(line, f8, Brushes.Black, 0, 115)

        Dim height As Integer 'DGV Position
        Dim i As Long
        DataGridView1.AllowUserToAddRows = False
        'If DataGridView1.CurrentCell.Value Is Nothing Then
        '    Exit Sub
        'Else
        For row As Integer = 0 To DataGridView1.RowCount - 1
            height += 15
            e.Graphics.DrawString(DataGridView1.Rows(row).Cells(1).Value.ToString, f10, Brushes.Black, 0, 115 + height)
            e.Graphics.DrawString(DataGridView1.Rows(row).Cells(0).Value.ToString, f10, Brushes.Black, 25, 115 + height)

            i = DataGridView1.Rows(row).Cells(2).Value
            DataGridView1.Rows(row).Cells(2).Value = Format(i, "##,##0")
            e.Graphics.DrawString(DataGridView1.Rows(row).Cells(2).Value.ToString, f10, Brushes.Black, rightmargin, 115 + height, right)
        Next
        'End If

        Dim height2 As Integer
        height2 = 145 + height
        sumprice() 'call sub
        e.Graphics.DrawString(line, f8, Brushes.Black, 0, height2)
        e.Graphics.DrawString("Total: " & Format(t_price, "##,##0"), f10b, Brushes.Black, rightmargin, 10 + height2, right)
        e.Graphics.DrawString(t_qty, f10b, Brushes.Black, 0, 10 + height2)
        e.Graphics.DrawString("~ Thanks for shopping ~", f10, Brushes.Black, centermargin, 35 + height2, center)
        e.Graphics.DrawString("~ Nosware Store ~", f10, Brushes.Black, centermargin, 50 + height2, center)

    End Sub
    Dim t_price As Long
    Dim t_qty As Long
    Sub sumprice()
        Dim countprice As Long = 0
        For rowitem As Long = 0 To DataGridView1.RowCount - 1
            countprice = countprice + Val(DataGridView1.Rows(rowitem).Cells(2).Value * DataGridView1.Rows(rowitem).Cells(1).Value)
        Next
        t_price = countprice

        Dim countqty As Long = 0
        For rowitem As Long = 0 To DataGridView1.RowCount - 1
            countqty = countqty + DataGridView1.Rows(rowitem).Cells(1).Value
        Next
        t_qty = countqty
    End Sub
    Private Sub BTREFRESH_Click(sender As Object, e As EventArgs) Handles BTREFRESH.Click
        DataGridView1.AllowUserToAddRows = True
    End Sub

End Class

7) You can modify the code according to your needs.

That’s a tutorial on how to add logos / images in shopping receipts using VB.NET. You can download the project through the following link.

Developer: Nosware
Website: https://nosware.com

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