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PrintPreviewControl Class

Represents the raw preview part of print previewing, without any dialog boxes or buttons. Most PrintPreviewControl objects are found on PrintPreviewDialog objects, but they do not have to be.

Namespace: System.Windows.Forms
Assembly: System.Windows.Forms (in system.windows.forms.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(true)] 
[ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch)] 
public class PrintPreviewControl : Control
/** @attribute ComVisibleAttribute(true) */ 
/** @attribute ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch) */ 
public class PrintPreviewControl extends Control
ComVisibleAttribute(true) 
ClassInterfaceAttribute(ClassInterfaceType.AutoDispatch) 
public class PrintPreviewControl extends Control

When you create an instance of the PrintPreviewControl class, some of the read/write properties are set to initial values. For a list of these values, see the PrintPreviewControl constructor.

The following code example demonstrates the Document, UseAntiAlias, and Zoom properties of the PrintPreviewControl. To run this example, place the following code in a form and call the InitializePrintPreviewControl method from the form’s constructor or Load event-handling method.


// Declare the PrintPreviewControl object and the 
// PrintDocument object.
internal PrintPreviewControl PrintPreviewControl1;
private System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument docToPrint = 
    new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument();

private void InitializePrintPreviewControl()
{

    // Construct the PrintPreviewControl.
    this.PrintPreviewControl1 = new PrintPreviewControl();

    // Set location, name, and dock style for PrintPreviewControl1.
    this.PrintPreviewControl1.Location = new Point(88, 80);
    this.PrintPreviewControl1.Name = "PrintPreviewControl1";
    this.PrintPreviewControl1.Dock = DockStyle.Fill;

    // Set the Document property to the PrintDocument 
    // for which the PrintPage event has been handled.
    this.PrintPreviewControl1.Document = docToPrint;

    // Set the zoom to 25 percent.
    this.PrintPreviewControl1.Zoom = 0.25;

    // Set the document name. This will show be displayed when 
    // the document is loading into the control.
    this.PrintPreviewControl1.Document.DocumentName = "c:\\someFile";

    // Set the UseAntiAlias property to true so fonts are smoothed
    // by the operating system.
    this.PrintPreviewControl1.UseAntiAlias = true;

    // Add the control to the form.
    this.Controls.Add(this.PrintPreviewControl1);
    
    // Associate the event-handling method with the
    // document's PrintPage event.
    this.docToPrint.PrintPage += 
        new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventHandler(
        docToPrint_PrintPage);
}

// The PrintPreviewControl will display the document
// by handling the documents PrintPage event
private void docToPrint_PrintPage(
    object sender, System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs e)
{

    // Insert code to render the page here.
    // This code will be called when the control is drawn.

    // The following code will render a simple
    // message on the document in the control.
    string text = "In docToPrint_PrintPage method.";
    System.Drawing.Font printFont = 
        new Font("Arial", 35, FontStyle.Regular);

    e.Graphics.DrawString(text, printFont,
        Brushes.Black, 10, 10);
}

// Declare the PrintPreviewControl object and the 
// PrintDocument object.
PrintPreviewControl printPreviewControl1;
private System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument docToPrint =
    new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument();

private void InitializePrintPreviewControl()
{
    // Construct the PrintPreviewControl.
    this.printPreviewControl1 = new PrintPreviewControl();
    // Set location, name, and dock style for PrintPreviewControl1.
    this.printPreviewControl1.set_Location(new Point(88, 80));
    this.printPreviewControl1.set_Name("PrintPreviewControl1");
    this.printPreviewControl1.set_Dock(DockStyle.Fill);
    // Set the Document property to the PrintDocument 
    // for which the PrintPage event has been handled.
    this.printPreviewControl1.set_Document(docToPrint);
    // Set the zoom to 25 percent.
    this.printPreviewControl1.set_Zoom(0.25);
    // Set the document name. This will show be displayed when 
    // the document is loading into the control.
    this.printPreviewControl1.get_Document().set_DocumentName("c:\\someFile");
    // Set the UseAntiAlias property to true so fonts are smoothed
    // by the operating system.
    this.printPreviewControl1.set_UseAntiAlias(true);
    // Add the control to the form.
    this.get_Controls().Add(this.printPreviewControl1);
    // Associate the event-handling method with the
    // document's PrintPage event.
    this.docToPrint.add_PrintPage(
        new System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventHandler(
        docToPrint_PrintPage));
} //InitializePrintPreviewControl

// The PrintPreviewControl will display the document
// by handling the documents PrintPage event
private void docToPrint_PrintPage(Object sender,
    System.Drawing.Printing.PrintPageEventArgs e)
{
    // Insert code to render the page here.
    // This code will be called when the control is drawn.
    // The following code will render a simple
    // message on the document in the control.
    String text = "In docToPrint_PrintPage method.";
    System.Drawing.Font printFont = new Font("Arial", 35, FontStyle.Regular);

    e.get_Graphics().DrawString(text, printFont, Brushes.get_Black(), 10, 10);
} //docToPrint_PrintPage

System.Object
   System.MarshalByRefObject
     System.ComponentModel.Component
       System.Windows.Forms.Control
        System.Windows.Forms.PrintPreviewControl
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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