PrinterResolution Class


Represents the resolution supported by a printer.

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


public class PrinterResolution


Initializes a new instance of the PrinterResolution class.


Gets or sets the printer resolution.


Gets the horizontal printer resolution, in dots per inch.


Gets the vertical printer resolution, in dots per inch.


Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)


Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)


Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)


Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)


Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)


This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. This member overrides the Object.ToString method.(Overrides Object.ToString().)

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];

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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