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PreviewPrintController.OnStartPrint Method

Begins the control sequence that determines when and how to preview a print document.

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

public override void OnStartPrint (
	PrintDocument document,
	PrintEventArgs e
public void OnStartPrint (
	PrintDocument document, 
	PrintEventArgs e
public override function OnStartPrint (
	document : PrintDocument, 
	e : PrintEventArgs
Not applicable.



A PrintDocument that represents the document being previewed.


A PrintEventArgs that contains data about how to print the document.

Exception typeCondition


The printer named in the PrinterSettings.PrinterName property does not exist.

OnStartPrint is called immediately after PrintDocument raises the BeginPrint event.

OnStartPrint creates the Graphics that is displayed during the print preview. After OnStartPrint is called, the OnStartPage method sets the Graphics to a graphic of a single page. The OnEndPage method clears the Graphics, while the OnEndPrint method deallocates the object.

OnStartPrint verifies that the printer settings are valid.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0