PreviewPrintController.OnStartPrint Method (PrintDocument, PrintEventArgs)


Begins the control sequence that determines when and how to preview a print document.

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

public override void OnStartPrint(
	PrintDocument document,
	PrintEventArgs e


Type: System.Drawing.Printing.PrintDocument

A PrintDocument that represents the document being previewed.

Type: System.Drawing.Printing.PrintEventArgs

A PrintEventArgs that contains data about how to print the document.

Exception Condition

The printer named in the PrinterSettings.PrinterName property does not exist.

OnStartPrint is called immediately after PrintDocument raises the BeginPrint event.

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.

OnStartPrint verifies that the printer settings are valid.


for safe printing from a restricted dialog box. Associated enumeration: PrintingPermissionLevel.SafePrinting

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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