PrintDialog Class

Invokes a standard Microsoft Windows print dialog box that configures a PrintTicket and PrintQueue according to user input and then prints a document.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Controls
Assembly:  PresentationFramework (in PresentationFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation, http://schemas.microsoft.com/netfx/2007/xaml/presentation

public class PrintDialog
<PrintDialog .../>

A user can use the Print dialog box to select a printer, configure it, and perform a print job.

Strictly speaking, you can use the PrintDocument method without ever opening the dialog. In that sense, the control can be used as an unseen printing component. But for performance reasons, it would be better to use either the AddJob method or one of the many Write and WriteAsync methods of the XpsDocumentWriter. For more about this, see How to: Programmatically Print XPS Files and Printing an XPS Document.

Do not confuse this class, System.Windows.Controls.PrintDialog, with System.Windows.Forms.PrintDialog. The latter is used with Windows Forms applications. System.Windows.Controls.PrintDialog is used with Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications. 

The following example shows how to create an instance of and display a simple PrintDialog by using Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) markup and code.

<Button Width="200" Click="InvokePrint">Invoke PrintDialog</Button>

...

private void InvokePrint(object sender, RoutedEventArgs e)
    {
        // Create the print dialog object and set options
        PrintDialog pDialog = new PrintDialog();
        pDialog.PageRangeSelection = PageRangeSelection.AllPages;
        pDialog.UserPageRangeEnabled = true;

        // Display the dialog. This returns true if the user presses the Print button.
        Nullable<Boolean> print = pDialog.ShowDialog();
        if (print == true)
        {
            XpsDocument xpsDocument = new XpsDocument("C:\\FixedDocumentSequence.xps", FileAccess.ReadWrite);
            FixedDocumentSequence fixedDocSeq = xpsDocument.GetFixedDocumentSequence();
            pDialog.PrintDocument(fixedDocSeq.DocumentPaginator, "Test print job");
        }
    }

System.Object
  System.Windows.Controls.PrintDialog

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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

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
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