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PrinterResolution Class

Represents the resolution supported by a printer.

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

public class PrinterResolution

This class is used by the PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions and PageSettings.PrinterResolution properties to get the printer resolutions that are available on the printer and to set the printing resolution for a page, respectively.

Use the Kind property to determine whether the printer resolution type is the PrinterResolutionKind value Custom. If so, use the X and Y properties to determine the printer resolution in the horizontal and vertical directions, respectively.

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

The following code example populates the comboPrintResolution combo box with the supported resolutions. The example assumes that a PrintDocument variable named printDoc exists and that the specific combo box exists.

// Add list of printer resolutions found on the printer to the combobox. 
// The PrinterResolution's ToString() method will be used to provide the display string.

PrinterResolution pkResolution;
for (int i = 0; i < printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions.Count; i++){
    pkResolution = printDoc.PrinterSettings.PrinterResolutions[i];


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