PaperSize Class

PaperSize Class


Specifies the size of a piece of paper.

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


public class PaperSize


Initializes a new instance of the PaperSize class.

System_CAPS_pubmethodPaperSize(String, Int32, Int32)

Initializes a new instance of the PaperSize class.


Gets or sets the height of the paper, in hundredths of an inch.


Gets the type of paper.


Gets or sets the name of the type of paper.


Gets or sets an integer representing one of the PaperSize values or a custom value.


Gets or sets the width of the paper, in hundredths of an inch.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Provides information about the PaperSize in string form.(Overrides Object.ToString().)

This class is used by the PrinterSettings.PaperSizes and PageSettings.PaperSize properties to get the paper sizes that are available on the printer and to set the paper size for a page, respectively.

You can use the PaperSize constructor to specify a custom paper size. The Width and Height property values can be set only for custom PaperSize objects.

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

The following code example populates the comboPaperSize combo box with the printer's supported paper sizes. In addition, a custom paper size is created and added to the combo box. The PaperName is identified as the property that will provide the display string for the item being added through the DisplayMember property of the combo box. The example assumes that a PrintDocument variable named printDoc exists and that the specific combo box exists.

// Add list of supported paper sizes found on the printer. 
// The DisplayMember property is used to identify the property that will provide the display string.
comboPaperSize.DisplayMember = "PaperName";

PaperSize pkSize;
for (int i = 0; i < printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes.Count; i++){
    pkSize = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PaperSizes[i];

// Create a PaperSize and specify the custom paper size through the constructor and add to combobox.
PaperSize pkCustomSize1 = new PaperSize("First custom size", 100, 200);


.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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

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