Margins Class

Specifies the dimensions of the margins of a printed page.

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

<SerializableAttribute> _
<TypeConverterAttribute(GetType(MarginsConverter))> _
Public Class Margins
	Implements ICloneable
Dim instance As Margins

/** @attribute SerializableAttribute() */ 
/** @attribute TypeConverterAttribute(System.Drawing.Printing.MarginsConverter) */ 
public class Margins implements ICloneable
public class Margins implements ICloneable
Not applicable.

The Margins class is used to manipulate the width of margins in PageSettings and PrintController. MarginsConverter is the type descriptor for this class.

Left, Right, Top, and Bottom are properties that define the margins. Clone creates an identical Margins. Equals determines if another object has the same dimensions as a Margins.

For more information about printing, see the System.Drawing.Printing namespace overview.

Use the System.Drawing, System.Drawing.Printing, and System.IO namespaces for this example.

The following code example sets the default page settings for a document to margins of 1 inch on each side.

Public Sub Printing()
        ' This assumes that a variable of type string, named filePath,
        ' has been set to the path of the file to print. 
        streamToPrint = New StreamReader(filePath)
            printFont = New Font("Arial", 10)
            Dim pd As New PrintDocument()
            ' This assumes that a method, named pd_PrintPage, has been
            ' defined. pd_PrintPage handles the PrintPage event. 
            AddHandler pd.PrintPage, AddressOf pd_PrintPage
            ' This assumes that a variable of type string, named
            ' printer, has been set to the printer's name. 
            pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer
            ' Create a new instance of Margins with one inch margins.
            Dim margins As New Margins(100, 100, 100, 100)
            pd.DefaultPageSettings.Margins = margins
        End Try
    Catch ex As Exception
        MessageBox.Show("An error occurred printing the file - " & ex.Message)
    End Try
End Sub


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 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