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PrinterSettings.Copies Property

Gets or sets the number of copies of the document to print.

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

public short Copies { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Int16
The number of copies to print. The default is 1.


The value of the Copies property is less than zero.

Not all printers support printing multiple copes. You can use the MaximumCopies property to determine the maximum number of copies the printer supports. If the number of copies is set higher than the maximum copies supported by the printer, only the maximum number of copies will be printed, and no exception will occur.


Some printers might not support printing more than one copy at a time.

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