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Collation Enumeration

Specifies whether a printer collates output when it prints multiple copies of a multi-page print job.

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

public enum Collation
<object property="enumerationMemberName" .../>

Member nameDescription
CollatedCollated output.
UncollatedUncollated output.
UnknownThe feature (whose options are represented by this enumeration) is set to an option not defined in the Print Schema.

A standard printer typically collates output by printing every page of the first copy, then every page of the second copy, and so on. When a standard printer does not collate, it prints every copy of the first page, then every copy of the second page, and so on.

Some printers are specially equipped with collating bins. The printing sequence for these specially equipped printers may differ from those of standard printers; however the outcome is the same: each copy of a multi-paged print job contains all its pages in the proper sequence without manual sorting.

Use the values of this type primarily for the following purposes.

  • As members of the CollationCapability collection, which is a property of PrintCapabilities, these values indicate the type of output that the printer supports. (Many printers support both types.)

  • As the value of the Collation property of a PrintTicket, the value instructs the printer whether to collate.

The Unknown value is never used in properties of PrintCapabilities objects.

You should never set a PrintTicket property to Unknown. If some other PrintTicket producing application has created a PrintTicket document that sets the collation feature to an unrecognized collation option, then a PrintTicket object in your application that is constructed with that document will have Unknown as the value of the Collation property.

Although the PrintTicket and PrintCapabilities classes cannot be inherited, you can extend the Print Schema to recognize print device features that are not accounted for in the PrintTicket or PrintCapabilities classes. For more information see How to: Extend the Print Schema and Create New Print System Classes.

The following example shows how to test a printer's capabilities and configure a print job to take advantage of them. .

// ---------------------- GetPrintTicketFromPrinter ----------------------- 
/// <summary> 
///   Returns a PrintTicket based on the current default printer.</summary> 
/// <returns> 
///   A PrintTicket for the current local default printer.</returns> 
private PrintTicket GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()
{
    PrintQueue printQueue = null;

    LocalPrintServer localPrintServer = new LocalPrintServer();

    // Retrieving collection of local printer on user machine
    PrintQueueCollection localPrinterCollection =
        localPrintServer.GetPrintQueues();

    System.Collections.IEnumerator localPrinterEnumerator =
        localPrinterCollection.GetEnumerator();

    if (localPrinterEnumerator.MoveNext())
    {
        // Get PrintQueue from first available printer
        printQueue = (PrintQueue)localPrinterEnumerator.Current;
    }
    else
    {
        // No printer exist, return null PrintTicket 
        return null;
    }

    // Get default PrintTicket from printer
    PrintTicket printTicket = printQueue.DefaultPrintTicket;

    PrintCapabilities printCapabilites = printQueue.GetPrintCapabilities();

    // Modify PrintTicket 
    if (printCapabilites.CollationCapability.Contains(Collation.Collated))
    {
        printTicket.Collation = Collation.Collated;
    }

    if ( printCapabilites.DuplexingCapability.Contains(
            Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge) )
    {
        printTicket.Duplexing = Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge;
    }

    if (printCapabilites.StaplingCapability.Contains(Stapling.StapleDualLeft))
    {
        printTicket.Stapling = Stapling.StapleDualLeft;
    }

    return printTicket;
}// end:GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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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