PrinterCollection Class

Provides a collection of printers for use by upgraded Visual Basic 6.0 printing code.

System.Object
  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6.PrinterCollection

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Vs.dll)

public sealed class PrinterCollection : IEnumerable

The PrinterCollection type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodPrinterCollectionInitializes a PrinterCollection object.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyCountReturns the number of printers in the Printers collection.
Public propertyItemReturns a specific member of the Printers collection by index number.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEqualsDetermines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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The PrinterCollection class exposes a global Printers collection that returns a collection of available printers on the system.

The Printers collection uses a zero-based index: the first Printer has an Index of 0, the second has an Index of 1, and so on.

The Printers collection is read-only; you cannot add or remove a Printer object from Printers.

NoteNote

Functions and objects in the Microsoft.VisualBasic.PowerPacks.Printing.Compatibility.VB6 namespace are provided for use by the tools for upgrading from Visual Basic 6.0 to Visual Basic. In most cases, these functions and objects duplicate functionality that you can find in other namespaces in the .NET Framework. They are necessary only when the Visual Basic 6.0 code model differs significantly from the .NET Framework implementation.

The following example demonstrates how to return a list of printers. It assumes that you have a ListBox control named ListBox1.

Dim i As Integer
For i = 0 To Printers.Count - 1
    ListBox1.Items.Add(Printers(i).DeviceName)
Next

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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