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PageSettings.CopyToHdevmode Method

Copies the relevant information from the PageSettings to the specified DEVMODE structure.

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

public void CopyToHdevmode(
	IntPtr hdevmode


Type: System.IntPtr

The handle to a Win32 DEVMODE structure.


The printer named in the PrinterSettings.PrinterName property does not exist or there is no default printer installed.

Call the CopyToHdevmode method to copy relevant information to a DEVMODE structure from a PageSettings. This method is useful when you want to make unmanaged Win32 calls that require a DEVMODE.

To copy information from a DEVMODE structure to the PageSettings, call SetHdevmode.

.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.

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