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PrintDocument.PrinterSettings Property

Gets or sets the printer that prints the document.

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

'Declaration
<BrowsableAttribute(False)> _
Public Property PrinterSettings As PrinterSettings
'Usage
Dim instance As PrintDocument 
Dim value As PrinterSettings 

value = instance.PrinterSettings

instance.PrinterSettings = value

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings
A PrinterSettings that specifies where and how the document is printed. The default is a PrinterSettings with its properties set to their default values.

You can specify several printer settings through the PrinterSettings property. For example, use the PrinterSettings.Copies property to specify the number of copies you want to print, the PrinterSettings.PrinterName property to specify the printer to use, and the PrinterSettings.PrintRange property to specify the range of pages you want to print.

The following code example prints a document on the specified printer. The example makes three assumptions: that a variable names 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.

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

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
            ' Specify the printer to use.
            pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer
            pd.Print()
        Finally
               streamToPrint.Close()
        End Try 
    Catch ex As Exception
        MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
    End Try 
End Sub

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

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