PrinterResolution Class

Represents the resolution supported by a printer.

System.Object
  System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterResolution

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

[SerializableAttribute]
public class PrinterResolution

The PrinterResolution type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public methodPrinterResolutionInitializes a new instance of the PrinterResolution class.
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  NameDescription
Public propertyKindGets or sets the printer resolution.
Public propertyXGets the horizontal printer resolution, in dots per inch.
Public propertyYGets the vertical printer resolution, in dots per inch.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringInfrastructure. This member overrides the Object.ToString method. (Overrides Object.ToString().)
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This class is used by the PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions and PageSettings.PrinterResolution properties to get the printer resolutions that are available on the printer and to set the printing resolution for a page, respectively.

Use the Kind property to determine whether the printer resolution type is the PrinterResolutionKind value Custom. If so, use the X and Y properties to determine the printer resolution in the horizontal and vertical directions, respectively.

For more information on printing, see the System.Drawing.Printing namespace overview.

The following code example populates the comboPrintResolution combo box with the supported resolutions. The example assumes that a PrintDocument variable named printDoc exists and that the specific combo box exists.

// Add list of printer resolutions found on the printer to the combobox. 
// The PrinterResolution's ToString() method will be used to provide the display string.

PrinterResolution pkResolution;
for (int i = 0; i < printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions.Count; i++){
    pkResolution = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions[i];
    comboPrintResolution.Items.Add(pkResolution);
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.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.

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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