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PageSettings.Margins Property

Gets or sets the margins for this page.

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

public Margins Margins { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Printing.Margins
A Margins that represents the margins, in hundredths of an inch, for the page. The default is 1-inch margins on all sides.


The printer named in the PrinterSettings.PrinterName property does not exist.

When handling the PrintDocument.PrintPage event, you can use this property along with the Bounds property to calculate the printing area for the page.

The following code example sets the default page settings for a document to margins to 1 inch on each side. The example has three prerequisites:

  • A variable named filePath has been set to the path of the file to print.

  • A method named pd_PrintPage, which handles the PrintPage event, has been defined.

  • A variable named printer has been set to the printer's name.

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

public void Printing(){
     streamToPrint = new StreamReader (filePath);
       printFont = new Font("Arial", 10);
       PrintDocument pd = new PrintDocument(); 
       pd.PrintPage += new PrintPageEventHandler(pd_PrintPage);
       pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer;
       // Create a new instance of Margins with 1-inch margins.
       Margins margins = new Margins(100,100,100,100);
       pd.DefaultPageSettings.Margins = margins;
       streamToPrint.Close() ;
   catch(Exception ex){ 

.NET Framework

Supported in: 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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