PrinterSettings.PrintToFile Property


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Gets or sets a value indicating whether the printing output is sent to a file instead of a port.

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

public bool PrintToFile { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the printing output is sent to a file; otherwise, false. The default is false.

The PrintToFile property is used by the PrintDialog when the user selects the Print to file option. In such a case, the output port is set to "FILE," causing the Windows printing subsystem to prompt the user for a file name when the PrintDocument.Print method is called.


The PrintToFile property is only used by the PrintDialog and cannot be set programmatically. The Print to file option only appears on the PrintDialog when the PrintDialog.AllowPrintToFile property is set to true.

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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