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PrintQueue::DefaultPrintTicket Property

Gets or sets the default printer options associated with this PrintQueue.

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

public:
virtual property PrintTicket^ DefaultPrintTicket {
	PrintTicket^ get ();
	void set (PrintTicket^ value);
}

Property Value

Type: System.Printing::PrintTicket
The default PrintTicket for the print queue; or nullptr if an error has occurred in the print queue.

The default PrintTicket specifies print job options such as CopyCount, PageOrientation, Duplexing, Stapling, and others.

Each PrintQueue maintains its own DefaultPrintTicket.

In normal operation the DefaultPrintTicket property returns a PrintTicket. If the PrintQueue detects an invalid state, DefaultPrintTicket returns nullptr. If DefaultPrintTicket returns nullptr, the application should display an informational user dialog that an error has occurred on this print queue and that the print job should be restarted with the output directed to a different print queue.

Getting or setting the DefaultPrintTicket property does not validate the PrintTicket. The MergeAndValidatePrintTicket method can be used to validate a PrintTicket.

The following example shows how to use this property while testing a printer's capabilities and configuring a 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>
PrintTicket^ GetPrintTicketFromPrinter () 
{
   PrintQueue^ printQueue = nullptr;

   LocalPrintServer^ localPrintServer = gcnew 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
   {
      return nullptr;
   }
   // 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: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0

.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.

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