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PrintServer Class

Manages the print queues on a print server, which is usually a computer, but can be a dedicated hardware print server appliance.

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

public class PrintServer : PrintSystemObject
public class PrintServer extends PrintSystemObject
public class PrintServer extends PrintSystemObject
Not applicable.

When your program writes a value to a property of PrintServer, that change has no effect until it is passed on to the computer that is represented by the PrintServer object. To commit changes, use the Commit method for the object.

Similarly, other applications may change the actual print service properties of the computer. To make sure that the PrintServer object for your program has the latest values, use the Refresh method for the object.

The following example shows how to create an instance of PrintServer.


// Create a PrintServer
// "theServer" must be a print server to which the user has full print access.
PrintServer myPrintServer = new PrintServer(@"\\theServer");

// List the print server's queues
PrintQueueCollection myPrintQueues = myPrintServer.GetPrintQueues();
String printQueueNames = "My Print Queues:\n\n";
foreach (PrintQueue pq in myPrintQueues)
{
    printQueueNames += "\t" + pq.Name + "\n";
}
Console.WriteLine(printQueueNames);
Console.WriteLine("\nPress Return to continue.");
Console.ReadLine();


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 98, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, 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

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