Export (0) Print
Expand All

Margins.Bottom Property

Gets or sets the bottom margin, in hundredths of an inch.

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

public int Bottom { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int32
The bottom margin, in hundredths of an inch.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentException

The Bottom property is set to a value that is less than 0.

If you measure margins in millimeters, multiply the margin width you want in millimeters by 3.937 to determine the correct measurement in hundredths of an inch. For example, if you want a margin of 25mm, multiply by 3.937 and the result is 98 when rounded down. You would then set the appropriate Margins member to 98.

Use the System.Drawing, System.Drawing.Printing, and System.IO namespaces for this example.

The following code example sets the default page settings for a document to left and right margins of 1 inch in width, and top and bottom margins of 1.5 inches in width.

public void Printing()
{
  try 
  {
    /* This assumes that a variable of type string, named filePath,
       has been set to the path of the file to print. */
    streamToPrint = new StreamReader (filePath);
    try 
    {
      printFont = new Font("Arial", 10);
      PrintDocument pd = new PrintDocument(); 
      /* This assumes that a method, named pd_PrintPage, has been
         defined. pd_PrintPage handles the PrintPage event. */
      pd.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(pd_PrintPage);
      /* This assumes that a variable of type string, named 
         printer, has been set to the printer's name. */
      pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer;

      // Set the left and right margins to 1 inch.
      pd.DefaultPageSettings.Margins.Left = 100;
      pd.DefaultPageSettings.Margins.Right = 100;
      // Set the top and bottom margins to 1.5 inches.
      pd.DefaultPageSettings.Margins.Top = 150;
      pd.DefaultPageSettings.Margins.Bottom = 150;

      pd.Print();
    } 
    finally 
    {
      streamToPrint.Close() ;
    }
  } 
  catch(Exception ex) 
  { 
    MessageBox.Show("An error occurred printing the file - " + ex.Message);
  }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

Show:
© 2014 Microsoft