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PrinterSettings.IsDefaultPrinter Property

Gets a value indicating whether the PrinterName property designates the default printer, except when the user explicitly sets PrinterName.

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

public bool IsDefaultPrinter { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true if PrinterName designates the default printer; otherwise, false.

IsDefaultPrinter always returns false when you explicitly set the PrinterName property to a string value other than null.

The following example demonstrates how to use the IsDefaultPrinter property. To run this example, paste the following code into a form and call PopulateInstalledPrintersCombo from the form's constructor or Load event-handling method.

private ComboBox comboInstalledPrinters = new ComboBox();
private PrintDocument printDoc = new PrintDocument();

private void PopulateInstalledPrintersCombo()
    comboInstalledPrinters.Dock = DockStyle.Top;

    // Add list of installed printers found to the combo box. 
    // The pkInstalledPrinters string will be used to provide the display string. 
    int i;
    string pkInstalledPrinters;

    for (i = 0; i < PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters.Count; i++)
        pkInstalledPrinters = PrinterSettings.InstalledPrinters[i];
        if (printDoc.PrinterSettings.IsDefaultPrinter)
            comboInstalledPrinters.Text = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterName;

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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