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PagesPerSheetDirection Enumeration

Specifies the arrangement of pages when more than one page of content appears on a single side of print media.

Namespace:  System.Printing
Assembly:  ReachFramework (in ReachFramework.dll)
public enum PagesPerSheetDirection
<object property="enumerationMemberName" .../>
Member nameDescription
BottomLeftPages appear in columns, from top to bottom and right to left relative to page orientation.
BottomRightPages appear in columns, from top to bottom and left to right relative to page orientation.
LeftBottomPages appear in rows, from right to left and top to bottom relative to page orientation.
LeftTopPages appear in rows, from right to left and bottom to top relative to page orientation.
RightBottomPages appear in rows, from left to right and top to bottom relative to page orientation.
RightTopPages appear in rows, from left to right and bottom to top relative to page orientation.
TopLeftPages appear in columns, from bottom to top and right to left relative to page orientation.
TopRightPages appear in columns, from bottom to top and left to right relative to page orientation.
UnknownThe feature (whose options are represented by this enumeration) is set to an option not defined in the Print Schema.

Use the values of this type primarily for these purposes:

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 pages-per-sheet-direction feature to an unrecognized option (that is, an option that is not defined in the Print Schema), then a PrintTicket object in your application that is constructed with that document will have Unknown as the value of the PagesPerSheetDirection 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 the 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: 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, 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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