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PrintAction Enumeration

Specifies the type of print operation occurring.

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

public enum class PrintAction

Member nameDescription
PrintToFileThe print operation is printing to a file.
PrintToPreviewThe print operation is a print preview.
PrintToPrinterThe print operation is printing to a printer.

The PrintAction is used by the PrintEventArgs type to indicate what type of Print event is occurring.


The PrintEventArgs::PrintAction does not reliably indicate the type of print operation occurring, and returns PrintToFile in all cases.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.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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