Gets or sets page settings that are used as defaults for all pages to be printed.
Assembly: System.Drawing (in System.Drawing.dll)
You can specify several default page settings through the property. For example, the PageSettings.Color property specifies whether the page prints in color, the PageSettings.Landscape property specifies landscape or portrait orientation, and the PageSettings.Margins property specifies the margins of the page.
To specify settings on a page-by-page basis, handle the PrintPage or QueryPageSettings event and modify the PageSettings argument included in the PrintPageEventArgs or QueryPageSettingsEventArgs, respectively.
After printing has started, changes to page settings through the property will not affect pages being printed.
The following code example sets a document's page orientation to landscape, and prints the document. The example makes three assumptions: that a variable named filePath has been set to the path of the file to print; that a method named pd_PrintPage, which handles the PrintPage event, has been defined; and that a variable named printer has been set to the printer's name.
Public Sub Printing() Try streamToPrint = New StreamReader(filePath) Try printFont = New Font("Arial", 10) Dim pd As New PrintDocument() AddHandler pd.PrintPage, AddressOf pd_PrintPage pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer ' Set the page orientation to landscape. pd.DefaultPageSettings.Landscape = True pd.Print() Finally streamToPrint.Close() End Try Catch ex As Exception MessageBox.Show(ex.Message) End Try End Sub
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)
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