Defines the settings of a print job.
Assembly: ReachFramework (in ReachFramework.dll)
XMLNS for XAML: Not mapped to an xmlns.
Thetype exposes the following members.
|Collation||Gets or sets a value indicating whether the printer collates its output.|
|CopyCount||Gets or sets the number of copies for the print job.|
|DeviceFontSubstitution||Gets or sets a value indicating whether the printer substitutes device-based fonts for computer-based fonts on the print job.|
|Duplexing||Gets or sets a value indicating what kind of two-sided printing, if any, the printer uses for the print job.|
|InputBin||Gets or sets a value indicating what input bin (paper tray) to use.|
|OutputColor||Gets or sets a value indicating how the printer handles content that has color or shades of gray.|
|OutputQuality||Gets or sets a value indicating the quality of output for the print job.|
|PageBorderless||Gets or sets a value indicating whether the device prints content to the edge of the media or leaves an unprinted margin around the edge.|
|PageMediaSize||Gets or sets the page size for the paper (or other media) that a printer uses for a print job.|
|PageMediaType||Gets or sets a value indicating what sort of paper or media the printer uses for the print job.|
|PageOrder||Gets or sets a value indicating whether the printer prints multiple pages back-to-front or front-to-back.|
|PageOrientation||Gets or sets a value indicating how the page content is oriented for printing.|
|PageResolution||Gets or sets the level of page resolution that the printer uses for a print job.|
|PageScalingFactor||Gets or sets the percentage by which the printer enlarges or reduces the print image on a page.|
|PagesPerSheet||Gets or sets the number of pages that print on each printed side of a sheet of paper.|
|PagesPerSheetDirection||Gets or sets a value indicating how a printer arranges multiple pages that print on each side of a sheet of paper.|
|PhotoPrintingIntent||Gets or sets a value indicating in qualitative terms the level of quality the printer uses to print a photograph.|
|Stapling||Gets or sets a value indicating whether, and where, a printer staples multiple pages.|
|TrueTypeFontMode||Gets or sets a value indicating how the printer handles text that uses TrueType fonts.|
|Clone||Creates a modifiable clone of this , making deep copies of this object's values.|
|Equals(Object)||Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetHashCode||Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetType||Gets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)|
|GetXmlStream||Returns a MemoryStream object that represents the property values of a as an XML stream that conforms to the Print Schema.|
|SaveTo||Saves the settings to a Stream object by using an XML format that conforms to the Print Schema.|
|ToString||Returns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)|
A object is an easy-to-work-with representation of a certain type of XML document called a PrintTicket document. The latter is a set of instructions telling a printer how to set its various features (such as duplexing, collating, and stapling). For example, to instruct the printer to turn on its stapler and staple print jobs in the upper left corner, the document would have a <JobStapleAllDocuments … > element that specifies StapleTopLeft. The element is, in turn, represented by the Stapling property of the object. The PrintTicket document must conform to the Print Schema.
The class enables your application to configure the printer's features without having to engage in any direct writing of XML Stream objects.
All of the most popular features of home and business file and photo printers are represented by properties of the class. But the Print Schema defines many more, less common, features and it can be extended to handle features of specialty printing devices. So, although the and PrintCapabilities classes cannot be inherited, you can extend the Print Schema to recognize print device features that are not accounted for in the or PrintCapabilities classes. For more information see How to: Extend the Print Schema and Create New Print System Classes.
Note When the object is created with the constructor that takes a PrintTicket document (as a Stream) parameter, that entire document is stored in a non-public field in the object, including the XML elements within it that express less common features that are not represented by any of the public properties of the class. In fact, if the driver that produced the PrintTicket document is using a private extension of the Print Schema, that privately defined markup is also stored as part of the non-public PrintTicket document.
Classes within the System.Printing namespace are not supported for use within a Windows service or ASP.NET application or service. Attempting to use these classes from within one of these application types may produce unexpected problems, such as diminished service performance and run-time exceptions.
If you want to print from a Windows Forms application, see the System.Drawing.Printing namespace.
The following example shows how to determine the capabilities of a specific printer and how to configure 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> Private Function GetPrintTicketFromPrinter() As PrintTicket Dim printQueue As PrintQueue = Nothing Dim localPrintServer As New LocalPrintServer() ' Retrieving collection of local printer on user machine Dim localPrinterCollection As PrintQueueCollection = localPrintServer.GetPrintQueues() Dim localPrinterEnumerator As System.Collections.IEnumerator = localPrinterCollection.GetEnumerator() If localPrinterEnumerator.MoveNext() Then ' Get PrintQueue from first available printer printQueue = CType(localPrinterEnumerator.Current, PrintQueue) Else ' No printer exist, return null PrintTicket Return Nothing End If ' Get default PrintTicket from printer Dim printTicket As PrintTicket = printQueue.DefaultPrintTicket Dim printCapabilites As PrintCapabilities = printQueue.GetPrintCapabilities() ' Modify PrintTicket If printCapabilites.CollationCapability.Contains(Collation.Collated) Then printTicket.Collation = Collation.Collated End If If printCapabilites.DuplexingCapability.Contains(Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge) Then printTicket.Duplexing = Duplexing.TwoSidedLongEdge End If If printCapabilites.StaplingCapability.Contains(Stapling.StapleDualLeft) Then printTicket.Stapling = Stapling.StapleDualLeft End If Return printTicket End Function ' end:GetPrintTicketFromPrinter()