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CreateMeasurementGraphics Method

PrinterSettings.CreateMeasurementGraphics Method

Returns a Graphics that contains printer information that is useful when creating a PrintDocument.

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

public Graphics CreateMeasurementGraphics()

Return Value

Type: System.Drawing.Graphics
A Graphics that contains information from a printer.


The printer named in the PrinterName property does not exist.

With the CreateMeasurementGraphics method, you can obtain a Graphics for the printer without creating a print job. You can use the Graphics to make decisions on how to layout visual elements like fonts, sizes, and type styles of a complex print job.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1
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