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PrintController.OnStartPrint Method

When overridden in a derived class, begins the control sequence that determines when and how to print a document.

Namespace: System.Drawing.Printing
Assembly: System.Drawing (in system.drawing.dll)

Public Overridable Sub OnStartPrint ( _
	document As PrintDocument, _
	e As PrintEventArgs _
Dim instance As PrintController
Dim document As PrintDocument
Dim e As PrintEventArgs

instance.OnStartPrint(document, e)
public void OnStartPrint (
	PrintDocument document, 
	PrintEventArgs e
public function OnStartPrint (
	document : PrintDocument, 
	e : PrintEventArgs
Not applicable.



A PrintDocument that represents the document currently being printed.


A PrintEventArgs that contains the event data.

OnStartPrint is called immediately after the PrintDocument raises the BeginPrint event.

Use the OnStartPrint method to determine when and how to print a document. For example, you can delay printing for 30 minutes or adjust the printer settings for the document. OnStartPrint creates the Graphics that is sent to the printer. After OnStartPrint is called, the OnStartPage method sets the Graphics to one of a single page. The OnEndPage method clears the Graphics, while the OnEndPrint method deallocates the object.

The OnStartPrint method is a good place to verify that PrinterSettings are valid.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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