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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 Enumeration PrintAction
Dim instance As 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.

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