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PrintDialog Component (Windows Forms)

Visual Studio .NET 2003

The Windows Forms PrintDialog component is a pre-configured dialog box used to select a printer, choose the pages to print, and determine other print-related settings in Windows applications. Use it as a simple solution for printer and print-related settings selection in lieu of configuring your own dialog box. You can enable users to print many parts of their documents: print all, print a specified page range, or print a selection. By relying on standard Windows dialog boxes, you create applications whose basic functionality is immediately familiar to users.

In This Section

Introduction to the Windows Forms PrintDialog Component
Introduces the general concepts of the PrintDialog component, which allows you to display a pre-configured dialog box that users can use to select a printer, choose pages to print, and determine print-related settings.
Displaying the PrintDialog Component
Explains how to display the dialog and where it saves properties.

Related Sections

Controls You Can Use On Windows Forms
Provides a complete list of Windows Forms controls, with links to information on their use.
PrintDialog Class
Provides reference information on the PrintDialog class and its members.
Printing Changes in Visual Basic .NET
Describes for users of Visual Basic 6.0 how printing is different in this version.
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