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PreviewPrintController Class

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

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

public class PreviewPrintController : PrintController

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 deallocates the object.

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


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 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 98

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0