PrintDocument.PrinterSettings Property

 
System_CAPS_noteNote

The .NET API Reference documentation has a new home. Visit the .NET API Browser on docs.microsoft.com to see the new experience.

Gets or sets the printer that prints the document.

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

<BrowsableAttribute(False)>
Public Property PrinterSettings As PrinterSettings

Property Value

Type: System.Drawing.Printing.PrinterSettings

A PrinterSettings that specifies where and how the document is printed. The default is a PrinterSettings with its properties set to their default values.

You can specify several printer settings through the PrinterSettings property. For example, use the PrinterSettings.Copies property to specify the number of copies you want to print, the PrinterSettings.PrinterName property to specify the printer to use, and the PrinterSettings.PrintRange property to specify the range of pages you want to print.

The following code example prints a document on the specified printer. The example makes three assumptions: that a variable names filePath has been set to the path of the file to print; that a method named pd_PrintPage, which handles the PrintPage event, has been defined; and that a variable named printer has been set to the printer's name.

Use the System.Drawing, System.Drawing.Printing, and System.IO namespaces for this example.

Public Sub Printing()
    Try
        streamToPrint = New StreamReader(filePath)
        Try
            printFont = New Font("Arial", 10)
            Dim pd As New PrintDocument()
            AddHandler pd.PrintPage, AddressOf pd_PrintPage
            ' Specify the printer to use.
            pd.PrinterSettings.PrinterName = printer
            pd.Print()
        Finally
               streamToPrint.Close()
        End Try
    Catch ex As Exception
        MessageBox.Show(ex.Message)
    End Try
End Sub    

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
Return to top
Show: