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PreviewPrintController Class

Specifies a print controller that displays a document on a screen as a series of images.

For a list of all members of this type, see PreviewPrintController Members.


[Visual Basic]
Public Class PreviewPrintController
   Inherits PrintController
public class PreviewPrintController : PrintController
public __gc class PreviewPrintController : public PrintController
public class PreviewPrintController extends PrintController

Thread Safety

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


Typically, to use the print preview feature, you create an instance of a PrintPreviewControl or PrintPreviewDialog class and set its Document property. The PreviewPrintController is used by the PrintPreviewControl and PrintPreviewDialog classes, though you can use the PreviewPrintController when managing the display of your own print preview window.

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 de-allocates the object.

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


Namespace: System.Drawing.Printing

Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

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

See Also

PreviewPrintController Members | System.Drawing.Printing Namespace | PrintDocument