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PrintAction Enumeration

Specifies the type of print operation occurring.

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

public enum PrintAction

Member nameDescription
PrintToFileThe print operation is printing to a file.
PrintToPreviewThe print operation is a print preview.
PrintToPrinterThe print operation is printing to a printer.

The PrintAction is used by the PrintEventArgs type to indicate what type of Print event is occurring.


The PrintEventArgs.PrintAction does not reliably indicate the type of print operation occurring, and returns PrintToFile in all cases.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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